Global tribute to teen

PUBLISHED: 15:11 26 April 2007 | UPDATED: 10:19 31 May 2010

A GLOBAL tribute to 13-year-old Charlie Thompson has been launched by her parents. Charlie and her friend Olivia Bazlinton were killed by a train at Elsenham crossing in December 2005. Now Reg and Hilary Thompson are encouraging people to write and photog

A GLOBAL tribute to 13-year-old Charlie Thompson has been launched by her parents.

Charlie and her friend Olivia Bazlinton were killed by a train at Elsenham crossing in December 2005.

Now Reg and Hilary Thompson are encouraging people to write and photograph the name of their daughter in any form, wherever they may be.

Already photos have been taken of the teenager's name written on bamboo in Australia, a beach in New Zealand, a monument in America and outside a temple.

Mr Thompson said: "Charlie wanted to travel and see the world - now we will help her to realise her wish and in her name we will do all that we can to help children wherever there is need."

The project's aim is to collect enough photos of Charlie's name to publish in a book, which will then be sold for charity.

Charity Khandel-Light will keep the book's profits, allowing Charlie to help others.

Mr Thompson said: "She was a child of this earth and in her name we will do all that we can to help save it.


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