Polo tournament will be in memory of Northampton girl in aid of hospice that looked after her for 14 years

Charlie died in 2013, aged just 18 - but her brother is working hard to keep her memory alive.

Monday, 10th February 2020, 4:10 pm
Updated Monday, 10th February 2020, 4:10 pm

A charity polo tournament will be held in memory of a Northampton teenager to raise money for the hospice that looked after her for over 14 years.

The forth annual 'Charlotte’s Trophy' fundraiser is being held on February 23 at the Dallas Burston Polo Club in Southam, Warwickshire.

This event celebrates the life of Charlotte Walter, who lived in Northampton and spent many years being cared for by the Helen & Douglas House that supported Charlotte and the Walter family before, during and after Charlotte sadly passed away in 2013, aged just 18.

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Helen & Douglas House cared for Adam’s sister Charlotte, known as Charlie, from the age of four.

Charlotte had Spinal Muscular Atrophy, which is a severe muscle wasting disease. She enjoyed her respite care away from home and time with friends.

Her brother Adam, who has organised the fundraiser said: "My sister was so brave and persistent. My family were all so excited to be able to be a part of celebrating the life of my sister and recognise that Helen & Douglas House was a big part of our family.

"Helen & Douglas House has given amazing support to our family including respite care for my sister and our family.

"Staying at the hospice enabled Charlotte to make new friends and helped her embrace life rather than shy away. Our whole family enjoyed staying there and it helped us make the most of our time together. Helen & Douglas House meant so much to her and that is where she demanded to go in her last weeks.”

Alison Hooker from Helen & Douglas House said: “We are so grateful to Adam for organising this fundraiser in memory of his sister. We need to raise £3.6m a year to provide vital support to families with terminally ill children and young people like Charlotte and cannot do this without people like Adam organising fundraisers like this.”

Tickets are £30 and includes a welcome drink, buffet lunch, access to the balcony with prime views of the polo Tournament, the opportunity to meet the polo players, polo commentary and free parking.

Tickets for this great event are £30 per person and can be booked by calling 01926 811 111. Please email [email protected] for further details. Tickets are subject to availability.