ON Saturday, August 23, Sophie Rolf, known as a beautiful butterfly, would have turned seven years old and a new effort to raise money in memory of the Isle of Wight youngster has been launched today (Friday).
To remember and celebrate their little girl, who died after fighting an inoperable brain tumour, Sophie’s family, through their charity KissyPuppy, and the Earl Mountbatten Hospice is offering fundraising butterflies for sale.
Sophie’s dad, Aaron Rolf, said: "KissyPuppy pledged its support to developing children’s services on the Island and has partnered the Earl Mountbatten Hospice, NHS and other parties to ensure essential end-of-life care for children can be offered.
"We have chosen to release this butterfly for sale in Sophie’s Shop to mark her seventh birthday and hope they are received with the same level of support the Island has always shown us."
Sophie’s butterflies, which will be a symbol of the burgeoning children’s services at the hospice, will be on sale at £3 each from today (Friday) at the KissyPuppy shop in Lugley Street, Newport.
Sophie’s family will also be selling the beautiful butterflies at Bestival to promote the hospice and the children’s services.
Aaron said: "Bestival has once again shown tremendous generosity and has given us a space in the children’s area as well as permission to sell with all proceeds going towards children’s services.
"When we attended Bestival with Sophie, it gave us some wonderful memories, including her 'trademark’ photo, and with this in mind we thought a butterfly would be the ideal accessory to sell."