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Amelia Saunders memorial service attended by hundreds

  • 12 January 2013
  • From the section England
Media captionThose attending the memorial service were asked to wear pink

A memorial service for four-year-old Amelia Saunders who died from an inoperable brain tumour has taken place in Winchester.

Amelia from Reading died on last Sunday at Naomi House Children's Hospice in Sutton Scotney.

Her parents set up the Amelia's Miracle charity and had raised £200,000 to send her to Texas for treatment.

Mourners who attended the service were asked to wear something pink, as it was Amelia's favourite colour.

Her father Richard Saunders said: "I wanted to meet some of the amazing people who have helped us along this incredible, yet sad journey."

He said he and Amelia's mother, Chantal Saunders wanted to be able to thank people for their generosity and "belief in Amelia's miracle, right until the end".

Amelia was diagnosed with an incurable, inoperable brain tumour at the beginning of February 2012.

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