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35,000 raised in name of Charlotte Hartey
Charlotte Hartey
Charlotte Hartey was a pupil at Oswestry School

A foundation set up in the name of a Shropshire girl has raised £35,000 for charitable causes.

In July 2009, Charlotte Hartey from Bronygarth near Oswestry was misdiagnosed with swine flu and later died from complications of tonsillitis.

The 16-year-old's father Karl Hartey set up the Charlotte Hartey Foundation when one of his daughter's school friends suggested raising funds.

Mr Hartey said: "She is smiling down on us and would be very proud."

He added: "This foundation is a huge huge positive that comes from this situation."

"Paralympic Games"

So far the foundation has donated funds to several groups, individuals and projects including the Ellesmere Guides, the Oswestry Youth Cafe and Kingswell Community Centre in Oswestry.

The registered charity has also donated funds to support Samira York, a Shropshire girl who has ambitions to represent Great Britain in the dressage competition at the 2012 Paralympic Games.

Commenting on the work of the foundation, Mr Hartey said: "One thing everyone says about Charlotte was that she always smiled and I think she is smiling down at us and would be very proud of us as parents and particularly her friends - continuing her name."

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