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Fundraising target smashed in memory of Sixpenny Handley crash victim

Fundraising target smashed in memory of Sixpenny Handley crash victim

Published by Faye Tryhorn at 12:28pm 12th February 2020.

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Family and friends of 'Ella' want to support charities which helped her.

The 37 year old from Ringwood died at Southampton General Hospital last Friday (7th February), six days after the collision. 

A GoFundMe page was set up, following the three car collision she was involved in, naming her only as Ella. 

Ella GoFundMe page following Sixpenny Handley crash
The target for the fundraiser was set at £10,000, with the total surpassing that within 10 days


On the GoFundMe page, there's a message to the people who have backed the campaign: 

"It breaks our hearts to lose someone so special to us at such an important time of her life. Words cannot describe the loss we feel.

"We are so thankful for the overwhelming love and support that has been shown to us the family."

The crash happened just south of the Handley Cross roundabout on the B3081 on February 1st


One of the original aims of the online fundraising page was to bring Ella's sister over from the US to be with the family during a difficult time.

The support for the campaign meant that was able to happen, with more flights planned for her sister to come back to the UK for Ella's funeral.

The rest of the funds will be split between the Southampton General Hospital Neurosciences intensive care unit and the Hampshire Air Ambulance.

Donations can still be made to the GoFundMe page.


In a statement released when Ella passed away. Sergeant Nikki Burt, of the Dorset Police traffic unit, said: 

“Our thoughts are with (her) family and friends at this very difficult time.

“I am continuing to investigate this collision and am renewing my appeal for anyone who witnessed the collision and any motorists who have relevant dashcam footage to please come forward.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police via their website, by email to or by calling 101, quoting incident number 1:407. 

Alternatively, you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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