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Rosie May Storrie
Rosie May died in 2003

Remembering Rosie May

Friends of murdered 10-year-old Rosie May Storrie have held a children's ball in her memory to raise funds for a home for orphaned girls in India.


Friends and family of murdered schoolgirl Rosie May Storrie have held a children's ball in her home village of Bottesford in Leicestershire to raise funds for a home for orphaned girls in Bangalore, India.

Around 150 children from her home village came to the Rose May Day marquee party. Led by her dance teacher, they danced to her favourite routine as the funds raised helped her appeal past the £25,000 mark.

Friends of Rosie May Storrie dancing
Friends danced in Rosie May's memory

Ten-year-old Rosie May was suffocated at a Christmas party in 2003. Now her parents want to raise £30,000 towards a home for orphaned girls in Bangalore. Her parents chose the cause after being caught up in the Asian tsunami disaster whilst on holiday.

Charity events ranging from car boot sales to large occasions such as the marquee party have been held to raise cash to help the orphans created by the Asian tsunami - but Rosie's family still find it hard to cope with her loss.

"A lot of closer friends and clearly the family are struggling and do every day. Each day does get a little bit better and I think this is a really significant day. This whole weekend has been significant," says family friend Sarah Wells.

"Each day does get a little bit better and I think this is a really significant day. This whole weekend has been significant."
Sarah Wells

Rosie May's friends got dressed up and danced to her favourites routines at the party in her memory. Rosie May's dance teacher, Nicky Sheridan, says the day was Rosie May down to the ground and that she would have enjoyed it.

"The children have made such an effort. There were lots of princesses running around with their tiaras on. It was her right down to the end. She would have been a beautiful little princess today," adds Nicky.

More fundraising events are planned for 2005 as the campaign nears its £30,000 target. You can watch a video of the May Day party by clicking on the link in the top right-hand corner of this page.

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last updated: 04/05/05
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bethany
rosie is so pretty and she will allways look down on u sorry (r.i.p)

gemma
rosie, you are still ma lil shinning star you always will be you brite up the sky at night! all the great times we have had together are still fresh in mmy mind. So you go up above and show all those other great people how to dance like a star cause that what you are your so fantastic but i just wish you were here with me i miss you soooo much =,( R.I.P love you x x x

Emma
rosie was my friend who i grew up with 4 years i dearly miss her i am on that fotograph at the front

Elliott
Hi rosie hope you are happy in heaven and i will remember you for ever always love you elliott xxxxx

SOPHIE ANDERSON
HI ROSIE, I CANT REMEMBER WHEN I LAST SAID GOOD BYE BECAUSE YOU WERE AT A FRIENDS HOUSE. I WISH I COULD OFF SEEN YOU DOING YOUR BALLET ON A STAGE. AND TO SEE YOUR NEW DOG RUSSEL. I HOPE YOU ARE PROUD OFF WHAT YOUR FAMILY ARE ACHIEVING. I HOPE I SEE YOU IN THE FUTURE. ALWAYS MISSED NEVER FORGOTTEN. LUV SOPHIE ANDERSON XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

SOPHIE ANDERSON FROM NOTTINGHAM
HI ROSIE, I CAN'T THIS HAS HAPPENED TO YOU. ME AND LYDIA ARE HEART BROKEN NO ONE TO PLAY WITH AND DO STUPID DANCES IN NEW YEARS EVE. I WILL MISS YOU FOR EVER AND NEVER FORGET YOU.

jessica sheridan
i love u and miss u 4ever and ever xxxxxx

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