Doncaster school to hold wear it pink fundraiser for car crash victim Ella Smith

Ella Smith

Ella Smith

  • Doncaster school to hold wear it pink fundraiser to raise money for 11-year-old car crash victim
  • Other schools and businesses in the borough are encouraged to take part
  • School chose pink for people to wear because it was Ella’s favourite colour
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A Doncaster school is encouraging other schools and businesses across the borough to take part in a ‘wear it pink’ fundraiser to raise money for a memorial for an 11-year-old girl who died following a car crash last week.

Bentley Kirkby Avenue Primary school is set to hold the fundraiser on Thursday, March 5, with all donations going towards creating a lasting memorial for Ella Smith at the school.

A fundraiser using the colour pink has been chosen because it was Ella’s favourite colour, and Don Valley Academy is also set to take part with the money that they raise going towards paying for the youngster’s funeral.

Any other school or business who wants to take part is asked to forward the proceeds from their fundraiser to the school.

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For more information on the fundraiser please call the school on: 01302 782953.

Ella, is believed to have been returning to her grandma’s house in Broughton Avenue, Bentley, from buying sweets at McColl’s store when collided with a Citroen C3 at the junction with Watch House Lane on February 19.

She was taken to Doncaster Royal Infimary, but died later that evening from head injuries.

The driver of the car was not injured and nobody has been arrested in connection with the collision, a police spokesman said.

Any witnesses to the crash are asked to call police on 101.