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PremierLeague-News.Com - Caitlin Wright died in March 2020 - but her community in Brandon say she'll 'never be forgotten'

North East UK news Durham village vows never to forget 'inspirational' five-year-old PremierLeague-News.Com

PremierLeague-News.Com - Caitlin Wright died in March 2020 - but her community in Brandon say she'll 'never be forgotten'

North East UK news  Durham village vows never to forget 'inspirational' five-year-old PremierLeague-News.Com
05 April 2021 - 17:15

PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! It's been just over a year since family and friends said a last goodbye to brave five-year-old Caitlin Wright. But even 12 months after her tragic death, the County Durham lass who once dreamed of being a doctor is still helping others. Caitlin, from Brandon, was born with Shone Syndrome, a rare condition which left her with only half a working heart and forced her to endure more than five open heart surgeries. She died in hospital on March 12, 2020 with mum Nicky Wright by her side, after falling ill during an operation. The loss was devastating for Caitlin's family - including dad George and sisters Megan and Amelia - but it also came as a huge blow to her whole community, especially teachers and classmates at Brandon Primary School. Now, the school is honouring Caitlin with a series of beautiful memorials, while raising money for the Children's Heart Unit Fund (CHUF) at Newcastle's Freeman Hospital, a charity which supports youngsters with serious heart conditions and their families. On March 12, children dressed in forget-me-not blue and were sent home with forget-me-not flower seeds to plant across the village, with many of them lighting candles at home in memory of the girl teachers called their "warrior princess". Caitlin (left) with her family, mum Nicky, dad George, and sisters Amelia and Megan (Image: Nicky Wright) Meanwhile, Caitlin's teacher Siân Purdy Marr set herself the challenge of going on a run every single day between March 12 and April 12, thinking of Caitlin on each run and often being joined by others who knew and missed the "strong, brave" little girl. Now approaching the end of her challenge, Siân has raised over £1,000 for CHUF. Mum Nicky, 44, said: "I just thought it was lovely, the school have been absolutely amazing.

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. It's huge for us that everyone still talks about her, it's like she will never be forgotten, she made such a big impact in her short life. "She was such a lovely, caring child: she used to take the little ones under her wing, she was always making sure everyone else was ok. "She was such a strong, brave girl and nothing fazed her. She always wanted to the same as everyone else, even though she was limited by her condition she always wanted to join in." Teacher Siân called Caitlin an "inspiration" who had "an infectious smile and a personality that lit up the room". She said: "We will never forget her. She will always be the superstar brave girl who walked into my class with confidence and made everyone fall in love with her." People can donate to CHUF in Caitlin's memory at: https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/SianPurdyMarr Read More Related Articles 'Every day feels like we’re living a nightmare' - Sophie Gradon's mum speaks of her heartache Read More Related Articles Desperate £300,000 bid to save Easington Lane dad-of-three fighting cancer

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