Fundraising tribute to Scarborough's Thalia-Beau Wright raises over £7,000 in less than 24 hours

An online fundraising tribute to Scarborough's Thalia-Beau Wright has already raised over £7,000.

By Sarah Fitton
Wednesday, 26th August 2020, 10:22 am
Thalia-Beau Wright
Thalia-Beau Wright

In less than 24 hours, the Just Giving site surpassed its £5,000 target and donations are still flooding in.

As reported by the Scarborough News, five-year-old Thalia passed away on Monday.

The brave little girl was awaiting a heart transplant after being diagnosed with Restrictive Cardiomyopathy.

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Thalia meeting Princess Belle at Irton Garden Centre

Her family have campaigned tirelessly to raise awareness of the need for organ and heart donations.

Thalia's plight touched people across the area and last year residents and businesses clubbed together to raise nearly £7,000 to send Thalia on the trip of a lifetime to Disneyland Paris.

Their generosity gave Thalia the chance to spend four nights in the Christmas Room of the Disneyland Hotel and enjoy meeting and having lunch with a host of Disney characters.

Earlier this month, doctors at Leeds General Infirmary arranged for Thalia to receive a surprise visit from Basil - a horse dressed as a unicorn, complete with a horn and rainbow feet.

To donate to the online fundraiser, collecting for Thalia's funeral, visit .