THE PARENTS of an Alcester Grammar School student who died unexpectedly are fundraising in her name.
Annabel Greenhalgh, who started at the school this September and lived in Warwick Gates, died suddenly in October.
She was just 11-years-old.
Her parents, Josie and Craig, said they were “heartbroken” at the loss of their only child, who they described as the “centre of their universe”.
But they are determined to help other children with similar health problems and leave a legacy in Annabel’s name. They have set up a justgiving page in memory of Annabel with all cash raised to be shared equally between two charities – Birmingham Children’s Hospital and The Fluency Trust.
Annabel spent considerable time at Birmingham Children’s Hospital, when she was born in 2011 and again in 2016.
Josie said: “We are eternally grateful for the amazing care she received and would like to raise money for the hospital in her memory.
“In addition to Birmingham Children’s Hospital we would also like to raise money for The Fluency Trust. Annabel started to stammer during lockdown and had been having regular speech therapy. She was fortunate to secure a place on The Fluency Trust residential course in the summer of this year.
“The Fluency Trust is a small charity that run highly specialist residential courses for young people that stammer. The courses are unique in combining intensive speech therapy with outdoor pursuits. The combination of challenging activities and intensive therapy is highly effective in developing confidence and the ability to manage stammering positively.
“The residential course had a profound effect on Annabel’s confidence and fluency. She had returned from the course self-assured with an inner strength. I know she would love to be able to enable another young person to have the same experience as her and would be proud to support this incredible charity.
“Please help us leave a legacy in Annabel‘s name.”
Anyone who would like to donate can do so by visiting https://www.justgiving.com/team/annabelgreenhalgh