Campaign to nominate Sophie Rolf for Pride of Britain Award

By Sara Bryce

Monday, May 5, 2014

 

Campaign to nominate Sophie Rolf for Pride of Britain Award

Sophie Rolf.

FRIENDS, family and strangers touched by the bravery of little Sophie Rolf have launched a social media campaign to nominate her for a Pride of Britain Award.

Sophie, who lost her battle to an inoperable brain tumour last November, aged just six, touched the hearts of thousands with her courage and endlessly smiling face, as well as her fund KissyPuppy which is raising money to develop hospice services for children on the Island.

Sophie’s supporters have taken to Facebook to share plans to nominate her for the Special Recognition award at the Pride of Britain Awards, which celebrate people from all walks of life who have inspired others by their acts of selflessness and bravery, and are calling on others to do the same.

Sophie’s dad, Aaron, said: "We’re taken aback and speechless that people would think to nominate us for this. We just can’t believe it.

"When you see the Pride of Britain awards on television, the reasons those people are there is just amazing and for people to nominate Sophie is overwhelming."

He added: "We’re just doing something to try to benefit everyone on the Island. We have said perhaps Sophie was given to us for such a short time just so she could change things for the better."

To nominate Sophie for the award, visit www.prideofbritain.com/contentPages/forms/Nomination.aspx

Reporter: sarab@iwcpmail.co.uk

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