Fund set up for Jemima

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The family of 10-year-old ski crash victim Jemima Prees have set up a fund in her name.

Her parents Tim and Karen, of Colerne, set up Jemima’s Gift, which is intended to help children make the most of opportunities in the arts, sport and education.

Mrs Prees said: “Jemima had a gift for life, for making the most out of every day.

“We’d like to honour her gift by gifting other children and allowing them to experience some of the activities and the best things in life like she did.”

On Friday mourners gathered for a funeral service for the Jemima. It was led by her godfather, the Rev Jonathan Sell, minister at Colerne Evangelical Church.

Mr Prees, a partner at Wansboroughs in Devizes, and brother Barnaby, who had fought to save her after the accident, were among those carrying her wicker coffin, decorated with white roses. Mrs Prees and Jemima’s two elder sisters Annabel and Olivia, followed behind.

l Donations to Jemima’s Gift may be made at jemimasgift.wordpress.com or to Jemima’s Gift c/o D J Bewley Funeral Directors, 15 Bank Street, Melksham, SN12 6LE.

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