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Support for Charlie reaches new heights
3:30pm Thursday 3rd January 2013 in News
SUPPORT for terminally-ill toddler Charlie Harris-Beard has reached new heights after dozens of people voted for a children’s organisation's caterpillar logo to be named after him.
Almost 200 people suggested the Imperial Children’s Fund logo should be named after the two-year-old after the non-profit organisation asked for suggestions on its facebook page.
Charlie’s name has been picked as one of the fund’s favourites along with six others and dozens of people left comments on its facebook page saying why his name should win.
Carly Kendrick posted: “Charlie is a name which also represents bravery strength and inspiration. Also a name that has united over 26,000 people for our soldier Charlie Harris-Beard x.”
Bernice McDonald said: “Charlie please. In honour of brave, beautiful little Charlie Harris-Beard who is fighting with the spirit of a warrior. He has touched the hearts of so many people. Thank you. xxx.”
Charlotte Hume added: “ Charlie in honour of the bravest little boy I've ever known xx.”
The fund, which supports London’s St Mary’s Hospital, said it had been “touched” by the overwhelming support for Charlie, who was given just weeks to live in November, adding it would be doing something to mark his brave fight.
It posted: “Thank you for all your suggestions and votes for the name of our caterpillar. Your ideas are being combined with our offline ideas/votes and then the most popular names will be given to our legal team to check things like copyright.
“However, we have been touched by the amount of support for Charlie Harris-Beard and we are keen to do something to mark your support for his brave fight.
“We will update you as soon as we can, but in the meantime our thoughts are with this courageous little boy and his family.”
Charlie’s parents, Fiona Harris and Joe Beard were recently given the devastating news that the trial drug the tot was undergoing had failed.
The youngster has been battling leukaemia since 2011 and facebook page Help Save Baby Charlie Harris-Beard now has more than 26,000 followers.