Today would have been Charlotte's birthday - Charlotte was a lovely girl whom I had the privilege and honour of coaching at gymnastics. She died last February in an accident on a Fen road which ended in one of the local "drains" - one of the drainage channels used to keep the Fens dry.
Here is a link to her memorial site: http://charlotte-elise-walker.gonetoosoon.org/memorial/
if you would like to read about her. I can wholeheartedly endorse everything that is said about her - she was a very special young lady who is missed at gymnastics. She had been working for a competition with the other girls, and the weekend after her funeral, which I attended with my daughter and the Head Coach, we took the other girls to the competition. The organisers kindly held a minute's silence for her, and presented us with an engraved medal, which I took to her parents soon afterwards. Her parents remain in our thoughts and prayers.
A Gift Returned
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