THE parents of a teenager who died after a short battle with brain cancer have set up a charity in her name, thanks to the generous donations of friends, family, and people who have been touched by their story.

Bryan and Patsy Clover, from Melksham, have set up the charity Evie’s Gift in memory of their 13-year-old daughter.

Evie died following a short but aggressive battle with brain cancer in January, after only being diagnosed a few months earlier.

Evie’s Gift will support parents whose children have been admitted to hospital with life-threatening conditions.

Mr Clover said: “In a little over three weeks we have raised over £9,000, have a constitution and ten trustees ready to start work.

“Patsy and I are absolutely thrilled that something positive has come out of Evie’s tragic death and that we will soon be delivering help that is so desperately needed.”

The aim of the charity is to help pay for two nights' accommodation locally near a hospital and help meet other costs associated with parents being close to their children.

The charity is already planning a series of fundraising events including a 13 mile hike - one mile for every year of her life - along the Jurassic Coast around Swanage, as Evie loved that stretch of coast and spent many hours collecting fossils there.

To find out more, please visit: