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Hundreds turn out for Olivia's tribute fun day
HUNDREDS of people packed the Rye on Sunday at a family fun day held in tribute to a schoolgirl who died from asthma.
The event, held in memory of eight-year-old Olivia Chandler, raised money for two charities as scores of youngsters headed to the High Wycombe park to take part in games and soak up the sun.
Olivia died following an asthma attack at Ash Hill Primary School in September 2010 and money raised from the fun day will be split evenly between the Asthma UK and Child Bereavement UK charities.
The fun day was the second one to be organised by Olivia's parents, Darren and Teresa, with last year's event raising £1,000.
Mrs Chandler said: "We are hoping to double it this time. We raised over £1,000 last year. It's for two charities this year and we'd like to give them £1,000 each."
She added: "People are really enjoying it and the turnout is incredible. There are lots more people here than last year."
Live entertainment from dance groups helped get people in the mood, while a go kart track and several inflatable rides proved popular with young visitors to the fun day.
Olivia's family said they may try to organise another charity fundraising event in time for Christmas.
A third fun day on the Rye is pencilled in for 2015, to mark the fifth anniversary of Olivia's passing, while a dinner and dance event is planned for next year.
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