Charlie's Army light up Worcester sky in memory of Kidderminster toddler

Kidderminster Shuttle: Charlie's Army light up the sky Charlie's Army light up the sky

CROWDS gathered to light up the night sky over Worcester in honour of brave little Charlie Harris-Beard who lost his battle with leukaemia.

Chinese lanterns filled the air as people continued to celebrate the life of the inspirational two-year-old from Kidderminster by releasing illuminations from the banks of the river Severn by Café Severn, Grandstand Road.

The spectacle was organised by friends, family and people, known as Charlie’s Army, whose lives were touched by the toddler.

Writing on the Help save baby Charlie Harris-Beard Facebook page, which has more than 51,700 ‘likes’, Lauren Wilson said: “Light up the sky little soldier! xxxxxxxxx You will be the brightest star shining:)xxxxxx”

Sarah Isneva Goode wrote: “The world will be lit up for you Charlie !! Charlie's Army are gunna do you proud !! Xxxx”

And Sarah Marsh added: “It's going to be magical Charlie :0) just like you xxxx”

His supporters are continuing their work to help raise awareness of Cords4Life, the charity set up by his parents Fiona Harris and Joe Beard, with the Crown pub at Wychbold, near Droitwich, holding a fund-raising family fun day on Saturday, February 23 and variety of organisations backing a bid to collect plastic bottle tops to be recycled.

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10:25pm Fri 15 Feb 13

scooter-johnni* says...

a blaze of lite in the nite sky! we can do so little & still be overwhelmed!
r.i.p. C.H-B. C:) x*
a blaze of lite in the nite sky! we can do so little & still be overwhelmed! r.i.p. C.H-B. C:) x* scooter-johnni*

10:36pm Fri 15 Feb 13

Phil Glover says...

The lanterns were a good and impressive tribute to Charlie, but (hating to be a wet blanket) some of the falling lanterns were still alight.

While watching them, one fell onto our garden fence in flames, which I quickly put out. I hope ours was an isolated incident.

Good luck to Cords4Life and all of Charlie's Army. I wish you all well with the campaign.
The lanterns were a good and impressive tribute to Charlie, but (hating to be a wet blanket) some of the falling lanterns were still alight. While watching them, one fell onto our garden fence in flames, which I quickly put out. I hope ours was an isolated incident. Good luck to Cords4Life and all of Charlie's Army. I wish you all well with the campaign. Phil Glover

8:45am Sat 16 Feb 13

growler2k2 says...

What a fantastic turn out for an inspiring young little fighter. Amazing to be there seeing the sky filled with lanterns. R.I.P Charlie you will always live on.
What a fantastic turn out for an inspiring young little fighter. Amazing to be there seeing the sky filled with lanterns. R.I.P Charlie you will always live on. growler2k2

10:28pm Sat 16 Feb 13

GGmommy says...

What an amazing sight! I was unable to go to the park but watched from home in Wolverley and the whole sky all around was full of lanterns twinkling their way up to mingle with the stars. It was a beautiful sight and I truly hope that little Charlie's family is able to take some comfort from the fact that he touched so many hearts in his short life.
Suffering is over now for Charlie, time for his family to find a way to carry on without him :-(
What an amazing sight! I was unable to go to the park but watched from home in Wolverley and the whole sky all around was full of lanterns twinkling their way up to mingle with the stars. It was a beautiful sight and I truly hope that little Charlie's family is able to take some comfort from the fact that he touched so many hearts in his short life. Suffering is over now for Charlie, time for his family to find a way to carry on without him :-( GGmommy

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