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A football club has tweeted a photo of a young fan who tragically lost her life, inviting its supporters to donate to charity in her memory.

Eight-year-old Maisy Mayne from Sittingbourne was killed on August 21 when a tree fell on her during Storm Ellen.

Crystal Palace Football Club posted a picture of Maisy in Palace strip on their social media, with the message: "Our hearts go out to the family of Maisy Elisabeth Susan Mayne who tragically passed away last month, aged 8.

"Her family's chosen charities are linked below for those wishing to donate in Maisy's memory."

The south London club also displayed a picture of the youngster on their screens in the 8th minute of the Premier League game against Everton at the weekend.

A spokesman for the club confirmed the club will be sending a letter to the family from Roy Hodgson passing on his condolences.

Maisy's sister Isla was also seriously injured in the accident.

Maisy, a Crystal Palace fan, was just eight when she died
Maisy, a Crystal Palace fan, was just eight when she died

The girls, from Clarendon Close, had been walking across a field off Parsonage Lane, Bobbing, when tragedy struck.

Maisy's funeral was on September 10 and saw many neighbours line the streets.

Her family are asking for donations to the Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance and to Kings College Hospital, who helped save Isla's life and to the Rhys Daniels Trust, which provides free accommodation at specialist children's hospitals, and enabled her parents to stay by her bedside during the critical time.

A message on the fundraising site said: "In loving memory of Maisy Elisabeth Susan Mayne who was tragically taken on 21st August 2020, aged 8 years.

"Our Maisy, our beautiful girl and amazing big sister to William and Isla.

'All of these are amazing charities and without them we'd have lost both our girls.'

"We will miss you so, so much darling.

"We have set up these charities to donate to because the Kings hospital saved Isla's life after needing brain surgery from this tragic accident.

"The air ambulance for treating her at the scene and getting her to the hospital.

"The Rhys Daniels charity have given us a place to stay right by the hospital so we can be with Isla whilst she recovers.

"All of these are amazing charities and without them we'd have lost both our girls."

To donate to the fundraiser which has raised more than £25,000, click here.

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