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I would just like to say to your family how terribly sad my son and I felt at the loss of your beautiful Rosie-
Sharon and Barney Ashworth xxx
Sharon Ashworth -
Sarah, James, Alice and Emily Wells – Bottesford, UK 03/01/05
We did not know you very well but we saw you around always smiling we miss you lots
Jodie + Wallis – Nottinghamshire, UK 03/01/05
Dear Mary, Graham, Luke & Laurence,
Hoping that the year ahead might be a little easier for you. There's hardly a day goes by without I don't think of Rosie May in some way. I keep up to date with your news via Carmel and really admire your strength and courage.
Michelle Booth – Rotherham, 05/01/05
Dear Mary, Graham, Luke and Lawrence.
Just to let you know you are often in our thoughts. We can't begin to understand how you feel but hope that things are beginning to get easier for you all.
Take care xxxx
Jo, Paul, Jack and Chloe Barclay – Bottesford, UK 14/01/05
My friend Tara has told me of this sad time and even though I didn’t know Rosie I am thinking of her and her family and friends.
Jessica Taylor – Lincoln, UK 17/01/05
so sorry to the family on the loss of such a lovely girl-
may god take care of their special " BROWN EYED GIRL " and also be with her family
Betty Sutherland – Nottingham, UK 21/01/05
I would like to give my condolences to the family of Rosie May Storrie. It is beyond belief that a 10-
Alex Wilkes – Dudley, England 23/01/05
We don't know you, although our surnames are the same but you are often in our thoughts, especially at Christmas when we heard about you again after the tsunami. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Barbara Storrie
Barbara Storrie – Nottingham, UK 24/01/05
I am Williams friend I am really sorry for the family
Naomi Billing – Newquay, UK 25/01/05
We are awfully sorry for your loss, even though words are not enough we believe that she is in a special place in Heaven. Take Care! Love from Natalie and Rachel.
Natalie and Rachel – Nottingham, England 27/01/05
Such a tragic loss X.
Nikki, Paul, Tom & Hermione Bester – Melton Mowbray, UK 29/01/05
Hi Rosie, I left you some flowers at your headstone, by the way it is beautiful. I love you lots and will never forget you. lots of love Elliott xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Elliott Monks – Long Clawson, UK 03/02/05
What a beautiful name "Rosie May", for such a beautiful and precious little girl. Words cannot express how sorry I am for the loss of your child, and the cruelty in the way her life ended. Do know that Rosie May lives with Jesus now and you will one day see your brown-
Jo Layne -
Thinking of you always.
William Blanchard – Cornwall, UK 12/02/05
In loving memory of a wonderful girl who touched many hearts and definitely mines. I may have not known her personally, but she’s truly an angel in my eyes n my heart. She’s an angel in heaven shining down on us and eventually she be here again once more-
Stephanie Adames – Bronx, New York, USA 13/02/05
I Knew Rosie for nine years. I really enjoyed being with her she was a really nice friend. I will always treasure the photos I have of her. xxxxx
Becky Edwards – Norwich, UK 24/02/05
I’ve just read this web page all about Rosie May and I’ve truly been touched! I can’t believe that such a beautiful girls life can end like that she obviously had true talent and I hope she will keep on dancing in heaven!!! Becky Edwards friend in her new school.
Sammy Chandler – Norwich, England
Dearest Rosie May I did not no you but I am a close friend with one of your dear friends down here in Norfolk. I had never heard of you before until I met this girl I was the first she told, the first in Northwalsham High School to know about your death but everybody knows who you are and we all no You are definitely without a doubt a gorgeous talented little girl with as I’ve heard and seen form the pictures on this website a beautiful smile I cant believe somebody would take somebody else’s life just like that. You may be gone but you wont be forgotten. God bless you class 8w1xxxp.s God bless the Storrie family xx
Laura – Thorpe Market, England 24/02/05
Rosie May was a great friend I loved being with her we had a great time with each other. I didn't see her for a while, but I have never forgotten her. All photos I have of her I will treasure forever. I really do miss her and will never forget her. Becky xxxxxx
Becky Edwards – Norwich, England 25/02/05
I read about this story late last year. What a very, very tragic waste of a young life which had so much potential and future in it. My sympathies are with the Storrie family and everyone who knew Rosie May.
Harry – Edinburgh, Scotland 25/02/05
Hi Rosie, you were so special. When I was feeling down just your smile cheered me up. You were so prety, your hair was like silk your eyes lit up the world.*WHY?
Zoe – Long Clawson, England 09/03/05
Hey Rosie, I am always thinking of you and you will never be forgotten even when I am 50 odd you are always at the bottom of my heart. We are still friends and will be forever and ever. Always thinking of you Rosie.
Lots of love Sophie Mee.(friend from school)xxxxxxxxxxxx
Sophie Mee – Grantham, England 16/03/05
Hey Rosie, I am still always thinking of you and I hope you are thinking of me. I was really upset when I heard but we still are very good friends. Rosie you will never be forgotten, Me, Elliott, Jade, Alice and Roanna are always thinking of you.
Lots of love and big hugs always thinking of you and you will never be forgotten.
Sophie Mee xxxxxxxx
Sophie Mee – Long Clawson,England 16/03/05
Hiya Rosie, I bet you look at this site everyday on your computer in heaven and read what people say to you! I am always thinking of you, you are always in my mind when I feel lonely I know I can talk to you love you lots Elliott (your friend always) xxxxxxxx
Elliott Monks -
I am really sorry to hear about this sad story. I did not know Rosie but I was really upset when I heard. X
Hannah Hodgson – Norwich, England 17/03/05
Thinking of you always in the holidays I’m going to visit your gravestone. Love you lots Jade and Sophie
Jade and Sophie – Long Clawson 18/03/05
Hi Rosie, Your mum and dad are away and so I am looking after Dusty.I cleaned him out today and I also brushed his fur to make him look beautiful, I gave him some monkey nuts to make him happy! Roanna is looking after Russ (he is very cheeky!!). Miss Nickie has a new uniform and it is really nice you would have loved it. It is black and purple and has Miss Nickie as a logo! I am going to take my ballet exam in May I am a little nervous!! I know you would have done all these things with me and I miss you very very much lots of love Alice xxx p.s peace to pods!! :)
Alice Wells – Bottesford, England 18/03/05
It’s been over a year now, but the days still go by with thoughts of you. I miss your cute smile Rosie-
Freinds Forever – Bottesford, UK 29/03/05
The story with Rosie really touched me...so sorry 4 your loss and hope u are coping ok (must me terrible)thinking of you in the wild moments... there really are some sick monsters about 2 do these terrible things...just glad they got the animal...take care...love Gary....p.s. keep your chins up hey...know it be hard but u will get thru it
Gary Pointon – Derbyshire, UK 29/03/05
Our little angel dancing in the sky, her sweet smile that lit up everyone’s face. we miss you so much little princess. I didn’t know you for long but you’ll always be in my heart. And when I dance I’ll always think of you.all my love forever. sammi x X x X x
Sammi Arnold – Newark, England 06/04/05
Our thoughts and prayers went out to you (and still) and always will. The Walters family x
Jane Walters – Leicester, UK 07/04/05
I am going to the children’s ball. I will think of you all of the time that I’m there. you're always in my mind dancing and giggling. keep on dancing up there in heaven cuz I will always think of you.xxxxxluv Lucy hxxxxx
Lucy Hackett – Bottesford, England 90/04/05
I did not know you for very long but i still think of you.you are always in my heart and always will be. Miss you loadz!xxxxxxxluv stephxxxxxxx
Stephanie Clayton – Bottesford, England 09/04/05
missin ya loads as always
keep on groovin' up there
I will never 4get you
you will never leave my heart!!!xxxxxluv Lucyxxxxx
Lucy Hackett -
Hi there! thinkin of you, keep on dancin up there in heaven! missin you xx luv steph xx
Stephanie Clayton -
Hi Thinking of Rosie and her family on this special day. Xxx
Carmel Blanchard – Morgan Porth, UK 10/04/05
Hello Rosie, still thinking of you as always and I wish the best to the storrie family, I think it is a very nice thing that Mary is doing for the tsunami.
Love you always rosie and you will be forever in my heart.
don't forget that. love Sophiexxxxxxxx(friend from school)
Sophie Mee – Melton Mowbray 10/04/05
I remember when we used 2 go swimming together. it was so fun. we used to throw those rubber rings to the bottom of the pool and then swim down to get them. I will never 4get those times! I’m glad that the last words I said 2 u were 'bye Rosie' I wouldn’t have been able 2 cope if I didn’t say bye!
thinking of u always!
ur in my heart 4ever!!
Lucy Hackett – Bottesford, England 13/04/05
I admire what you are doing so much and send you love and good wishes for all your efforts from the bottom of my heart. My daughter, Rowena, died of Sudden Adult Death Syndrome in 1999 – circumstances not as tragic or arbitrary as Rosie-
Jane Minshall – Oakham, England 14/04/05
Dear Rosie, I miss u loads but I think it is wonderful that ur best friends Alice and Roanna are doing a children’s ball to raise money for your fund! they are really speacial friends and if I were you I would never let go of them! I’m sure I will c u dancin on the dance floor in the middle of course because u r the best dancer I have seen! you could of gone very far Rosie May with a carrea or something I don’t know how you spell it. I will write to you very single night from now on or I’ll least try. did you know I have started cheerleading and have got a match on Sunday the 16th of April and I hope you can watch. thank your friends Roanna and Alice for doing this amazing ball just for you! lots and lots and lots of hugs, kisses and love lots of love from your best cousin ever (I think, well your mine) Lydia my nick name is Lyds as u have known for a long time! luv u millions!!!!!!
Lydia Youle – Nottingham, England 14/04/05
Words can not describe how I feel after reading this amazing web site. You are and will be well loved forever. I know you are safe now. Rest in Peace Rosie May.
Kate Morton – Barlestone, England 18/04/05
Dear Shining Star!Everyday you are constantly in our thoughts. You brought such joy and sunshine into this world. You will always be missed and loved very dearly by us all.. God Bless you, little Angel. Our love always, Marian, Tia and Aunty Dot.
Tia Sorsby – Rotherham, England 18/04/05
Hi, high school is so hard , there is bullying and enemies but so far I haven’t had one of these problems and I expect you will be watching over me and I hope you will watch over Belvoir High and I hope you have made many new friends up in heaven. I have made alot of friends in Cornwall. some of my friends are Asher, Josh and Briony. They would probably get along well with you. Gotta go , Will.
Will Blanchard – Newquay Tretherras, England 21/04/05
Feels like a world away, I know Dad and Jen find it difficult not being there with you as do we all. Thinking of you through your heartache and hoping the May weekend will bring happy memories for you all. Dad, Jenny, Nick, Ryan and many of their friends will be holding there own special May day for Rosie May in Brisbane and although I am unable to be in Brisbane I will be thinking of you all.
Kelly Murray – Sydney, Australia 21/04/05
I've just read the article in the Sunday paper, I can't say anything that's not already been said to you, I can only pray for you to have the courage and strength to carry on living your lives without her. You must be very special parents and brothers -
Lesley – Northampton, UK 24/04/05
Hey, the only thing I know about Rosie-
Sending you all my love and thoughts. Xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Charlie Miller – Wigan, UK 24/04/05
Just wanted to say that my thoughts are with you. May all your happy memories of Rosie May bring you comfort.
Sharon McCleey – Belfast, Northern Ireland 24/04/05
I got sum stuff 4 your children’s ball 2day. I got a bracelet and 3 rings. I went 2 c your mum and dad 2day.your mum is gonna copy sum pics of u 4 me. all of the pics of u r beautiful. u luk gud in pics! I luk awful. u may be gone but u never left me!!!
Lucy Hackett – Bottesford, England 24/04/05
Hi Rosie How are you? I have got my dress for the children’s Ball.You would have loved it, it is lilac and shimmery and really pretty. It has silver sequins on it, you would have really liked it! I have silver shoes to match and I am getting my hair done, I would really like to have it up and curled! I am really missing you and I hope you will watch over everyone at the Ball. I cant wait, its going to be a really special and magical night just the way you would of loved it! I shall write to you after the ball to tell you about how it went! thinking of you always lots of love and kisses Alice xx:)
Alice Wells – Bottesford, England 24/04/05
Angie Cockerham – Beverley, England 24/04/05
I read your story today in the Mail on Sunday and wanted to visit this site to offer my condolences to you all. I visit Bottesford often for car boots and always think about you as I drive through. Continue being strong and god bless your gorgeous angel. Xxx
Carole – Edgware, England 24/04/05
I only ever saw you once at a tap class but I will always remember you so clearly because you danced so perfectly.
My thoughts are with you.Dawn xXx
Dawn – Nottingham, England 24/04/05
God has taken a angel to his house -
Joyce Neale – Torquay, England 24/04/05
God was missing an angel from heaven in the short time Rosie May spent with us. I can only imagine what a wonderful person she was and how lucky you were to have her in your lives. I believe her spirit will be with you forever. My thoughts and prayers are with you x x x
Sarah – Manchester, England 25/04/05
I never knew Rosie May and if I had I can imagine her loss would be immeasurable. My thoughts are with you all as they have been since I first read the terrible news of what happened to her and saw the GMTV appearance. Your strength is an inspiration to us all.
Lorraine Kennedy – Epsom, UK 25/04/05
I have been moved by the tributes Rosie May's parents have made through this website. I share Rosie May's passion for ballet myself, I dance for the company Ballet Creations and since reading the articles on the website it has really put things into perspective. What a little star Rosie May was
Laura Byford – Bournemouth, England 25/04/05
Today I read in "You" magazine the article about Rosie-
Colleen – Leeds, England 26/04/05
Deepest sympathy on the loss of your beautiful daughter. I've just read your article in the You magazine and discussed with a group of Post-
Kay McGuigan – Omagh, Northern Ireland 26/04/05
I have just read this dreadful story in the paper and really admire you for what you are doing to keep your daughters memory alive. I think I would've just faded away in grief. You are very strong people and obviously a wonderful family, I'm sure this is very difficult for you.
Debbie McDermott – Birmingham, England 26/04/05
I also read your story about sweet Rosie May in the Sunday paper. I too wept as I read the article. My heart went out to both parents especially Mary, the few quotes you said were so heartfelt, as you couldn't finish what you wanted to say, almost drifting...and having all these feelings which you are going through. To lose a child in this way is so awful, my heart goes out to you both to keep strong. My mother was murdered 14years ago, and I still think of her to this day, she is still fresh in my memory, and I want you to know that time IS a healer, but it won't stop you missing your dear loved one everyday. All the best. Xx
Pam Jarman – Birmingham,UK 26/04/05
Reading the article in the "You" magazine, I, like so many others, was saddened at your loss of a beautiful young girl.
I can only admire the strength and courage you have shown for each other.
Keep Rosie May's memory strong,God bless you all.
Ian Lockey – Bedworth, UK 26/04/05
Even though we never knew Rosie May she seems like a lovely beautiful girl and it was unfair what happened to her.we hope that she will make lots of new friends in heaven and show them some of her dance moves! XX
Amber and Chelsea – Norwich, England 27/04/05
I cannot comprehend how you are feeling, when it happened my relatives in Bottesford were in so much shock, but it could be nothing compared to the grief that you will still be feeling.
Claire Hackett – Worcester, UK 27/04/05
Hi Rosie, It has been a long time now. I can't wait until the children’s ball on Monday, It's going to be loads of fun! I'm cutting the ribbon to open the stage with Alice and Roanna. I'm sure you will be watching over us and playing with us. I'm off school at the moment! (I have a cough and a cold) I don't like it I have to keep taking lots of yucky medicine. Bye for now Lots of love Lucy xxxxxxxxx (peace 2 pods) ! xxxx
Lucy Shelton – Nottingham, UK 28/04/05
God bless Rosie May and all her family and friends
Ailsa S – Cornwall, England 28/04/05
We were overwhelmed by the article in YOU magazine, and by this wonderful website. You are a remarkable family and we wish you love, and success with the May Ball and other ventures. Our thoughts and love are with Rosie May, your shining special star.
The Risk Family – Monmouth, South Wales 28/04/05
I was reading the magazine 'YOU' and i saw the article on Rosie May, I can't imagine what you've gone through since her death she seemed like a beautiful, talented girl and I am sad for your loss. You seem like a great family and using Rosie May's memory to help other people who have lost family members is a inspirational thing to do I hope your fund raising helps you improve many other peoples lifes!xoxox
Clare – Reading, England 28/04/04
Hello I just wanted to say how sorry I am, Rosie is a pretty girl and its sad she had to go so young, I’m sure she is watching over her family keeping them safe.
Josephine – England 28/04/05
I found this poem in my favorite’s book.
Thought you might like it.
You can shed tears that she is gone or you can smile because she has lived.
You can close your eyes and pray that she'll come back or you can open your eyes and see all she has left.
Your heart can be empty because you can't see her or you can be full of the love you shared.
You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday.
you can remember her and only that’s she has gone or you can cherish her memory and let it live on.
You can cry and close your mind, be empty and turn your back or you can do what Rosie would want: smile, open your eyes, love and go on.
I'm sure you have, with much courage. What a lovely way to remember her with the Rosie May House.
M. Bellamy – Northampton, England 28/04/05
May The Angels Wrap Rosie May In Light and Love Forever. Darling Little Girl. God Bless.
Julia Horner – Cornwall, England 28/04/05
Hi Rosie, on Monday its the children’s balls. we have been shopping for smart outfits since the beginning of April. the outfits we have been told about that people are wearing to the ball sound amazing. Tomorrow we are going to set up the tables for the adults ball so they can sit down and have a meal. the ball hall is being decorated for the grand ball. some children are riding in a lovely royal car to the ball from the jubilee green. unfortunately we haven't been picked but we are going in a BMW Z4. the girls go in pink or purple dresses and tiaras and the boys are going in a pink or purple tie and suit. we all wish you could be with us now lots of love Laura Young and William D'Hooghe xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxx
Laura Young & William D'Hooghe – Bottesford, England 29/04/05
Hi Rosie, I hope you have settled in fine in your new home, heaven. I am Lydia's best friend (well one of them) and we will be attending your magnificent ball and we will have lots of fun down memory lane. I have never met you but from what I have been told you should be standing right in the middle of the ballroom floor.
p.s you can call me nay if you want, Liddie does. bi for now luv nay!!!
Naomi Raiyat – Nottingham, England 30/04/05
Although I didn't know you I'm sure you were great I go on your website all the time I’ve seen pictures of you and they’ve made me cry you were too young to die, may you rest in peace
Holly – Nottingham, England 01/05/05
My beautiful daughter shares the same name as your beautiful daughter. I hope we can offer you our support and love. your strength (love) is to be congratulated.
Guy Larkin – Manchester, England 01/05/05
Lyds and Nay – Nottingham, England 02/05/05
Hiya Rosie, your mum came round to give me and Ali some gifts they are so pretty. Especially the necklace it reminds me off you, Before the ball. The ball went so well everyone had the most wonderful time i hope you did to. Missing you like always Ro x x x p.s.peace to pods :)
Roanna Doleman – Bottesford, England 03/05/05
Hi Rosie, I'm sorry that I couldn't make it to the rose may ball but I have heard that it was beautiful. All the celebrities were nice to donate all them nice things.Love Sophie xxxxxx
Sophie Mee – Melton Mowbray – 03/05/05
I am typing this 2 hours after leaving a nearly empty Marquee in Bottesford. The day after the children’s 2005 may day ball. The amount of respect I have for Graham, Mary, family, friends and neighbours cannot be measured. The event was a great success and I feel proud to have played a small part in it. Even though I never met Rosie May, I can tell by all the people that attended and helped out, that she was a very special little girl.
Best wishes with all the future fund raising.
Denis (Sawley Security)
Denis Mulvey – Nottingham, UK 04/05/05
Heya Rosie, we went down to your head stone today after drama. We left you some pink roses and some groovy feathers used at both of your magical balls. We both loved it sooooo much and we are both 100% sure you would have to. Your mummy and Daddy made the marquee so beautiful it was just like we were in a very special fairy tale. We were told it was going to rain on Monday 2nd (children’s ball) but we knew you would brighten up the weather and make it sunny. Missing you more than ever, lots of hugs and kisses Ro and Ali xxxxx peace to pods :)
Roanna Doleman and Alice Wells – Bottesford, England 04/05/05
Hi Rosie I went to the ball on Monday and u would have loved it, I no you were there watching over us. I am really missing you. luv Maddie
Maddie Jones – 04/05/05
What a wonderful little girl, who achieved so much in such a short life -
Andrea Morley – Bristol, UK 05/05/05
@ skwl i made a box in D.T.
wen i designed it i made it 2 put memories of u in it.
i put roses on it 2 remind me of u wen i luk @ it!
miss u 4eva rosie!
ur always in my heart and in evry1 elses!!
luvxxXxx x*x*x*lucy*x*x*x xxXxx
Lucy Hackett – Bottesford, England 05/05/05
Although I did not know the Storries, I would like to offer my sincere condolences to the family. How awful it must be to have such a precious child taken from you at such an early age. Rosie May looks like she was a beautiful child. My thoughts are with you always xXx
Phoebe Roche – London, England 05/05/05
Hey Rosie, still missing you loads as we all do! I went to the Rosie-
Zoe Bramwell – Leics, England 06/05/05
It's unbelievable that somebody so special can be taken away from us! I’m sorry I didn't go to the ball Rosie, u wud have enjoyed it so much!! u wud have been the little princess that brightened up the marquee! It woz literally magical!! So many people turned up, and each sent a little message for you! Everybody misses you so much, I'm sorry I didn't properly say goodbye to you, your missed but never forgotten, your always in my heart!! keep dancing up there, and keep smiling!! love Bryony xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxox
Bryony Turner – Long Clawson, England 06/05/05
People know you as Rosie-
Joe Smith – Normanton, England 06/05/05
I had a wonderful time at the ball, I know you would be there, dancing away, the last to leave the dance floor. I think about you lots, actually you’re watching me now, I have the lovely photo of you in your tu-
Miss Nickie xxxx
Nickie Sheridan – Bottesford, England 06/05/05
Even though I didn’t really know you, when I always saw you walking around Belvoir you always had a happy smile on your face. I can’t believe a special girl like you could be taken away from everyone like you where. R.I.P keep smiling and dancing up there I’ll see you one day I promise. Loads of love and hugs and kisses from Vikki xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Vikki – Leicestershire, England 08/05/05
Hey Rosie I can’t help not writing to you. I was trying to get on to the website for ages but I didn’t know about the little -
Joe Smith – Normanton, England 08/-
Rosie I hope u have a fab b-
Jack – Leics, England 08/05/05
Dear Rosie May. You will be forever in our hearts today and always xxxxx.
Jane and Martin Lewis – Bingham, England 09/05/05
You’re sill very much in our thoughts especially today
Jackie, Paul, Ross, Thomas and Molly – Llanharan, Wales 09/05/05
Today (9 May) would have been your 12th birthday so I wish you a very happy birthday. Although I didn't know you personally, you seemed like a wonderful person from all the tributes I've read. So I thought it would be nice to give you a special tribute on your birthday.
I had been working on this last year but didn't finish it because things got busy. Then I remembered your birthday was in May and I found the tribute again. Anyway, I've finished it now -
Keep on smiling and dancing, Rosie! May God always bless your family. Bye for now, love Daniel xxx
There once lived a girl named Rosie May
I didn't really know her, I have to say.
Her eyes were deep brown, her hair coloured like hay
But I didn't know Rosie -
Rosie really enjoyed going to school
She made lots of friends -
And at the dance school, little ones would say,
"I want to be just like Rosie May"
"If a job's worth doing, it's worth doing right", she'd say
And she would always stick to this -
She loved singing and acting, and lived to dance,
Not afraid to try new things, to take that chance
When she danced, Rosie held herself with such beauty and grace
And, in ballet, she looked just like a pretty flower.
Her ability when performing always had the power
To delight those who saw her and her smiling face
Dear Rosie, you were destined to be a star,
I know that you would have gone so far.
Your shining personality would have carried you through
And people would have come to love what you do
After you died, many people did cry,
Many left wondering, "What for?" and "Why?"
Questions to which answers are difficult, I know
I guess that, sometimes, these things are just so
Some days, sometimes, still bring a tear,
Sometimes we can't help but grieve
And sometimes we find it hard to believe
That you are gone and no longer here
But Rosie, we know that you are a star
Not here on Earth but in Heaven above
So shine out brightly, like the light that you are
Oh Rosie, sweet angel, you know you were loved
I feel I know you better now, dear Rosie May
And maybe, I hope, I'll meet you one day
Rosie, please know that you have left your mark,
You'll be remembered forever, right here in my heart
So, Rosie May, I bid you farewell
It's on happy memories of you that people dwell
And, although gone, you're never far away,
The unique, the wonderful, sweet Rosie May.
Daniel Lam– Bracknell, England 09/05/05
Happy Birthday memories to our dear granddaughter Rosie May. In our thoughts not just today but everyday. Love and miss you forever. Nanna & Grandpa Storrie xxxx
Margaret & Bernard Storrie – Nottingham, England 09/05/05
It’s your birthday HAPPY BIRTHDAY. I was crying in English uno not only because we had Mrs Trevillion but because it’s your birthday!!! Hope you have a wonderful day today and any other day as well. love you loads Joe xxx p.s what was your present like from god? write back, Joe
Joe Smith – Normanton, England 09/05/05
Hey Rosie, your 12!! happy birthday, we miss you more and more as the days go on!! Keep smiling hun you’re always in everyone's thoughts, n' especially in my heart!! Enjoy your birthday, and keep dancing, your better than anyone up there!! See you up there one day, I'll look forward to seeing you again. Show off your beaming smile!! Love ya Bryony xoxoxo
Bryony Turner – Long Clawson, England 09/05/05
I hope ur havin a gr8 b-
Jack – Leicestershire, England 09/05/05
I just wanted to say *Happy Birthday* Rosie May. You are sorely missed each minute of every day. I will always remember you as the beautiful angel you are and always will be xxxxx
Lizzie – UK 09/05/05
Happy 12th birthday .keep smiling and dancing. I’m really missing you. do you remember the dot well u were da best dot. luv you lots
Maddie Jones – UK 09/05/05
Happy Birthday Rosie-
Chloe Smith – Nottingham, England 09/05/05
Happy Birthday. It's been a wonderfully sunny day here in Cornwall, Annabel had her first SATs test today and she said she thought of you and that you brought her good luck today. We have all been sitting round the table talking about you and all the lovely memories we have of you and we all miss you so much but we know you are always with your family and friends watching over us all. I hope you have had a wonderful day today we all miss you very much. love always xxxxxx
The Blanchard Family – Cornwall, England 09/05/05
Hi Rosie, Happy Birthday!!!
I've been watching "A star in the making" I realized how many dances you were in and how you were so professional. I think you were a star in the making. Now you can watch your family and friends from a star in heaven. I have also realized how many interesting things you did in your life. I think you really know what having fun is all about. I started to try to be more fun like you and I’ve made loads of friends. I have a whole new way of seeing stuff and I'm way better at performing now. I know where ever you are you will have friends and i hope where ever you are you'll think of me and my family as friends.
I promise to never forget you or your family or Bottesford and you'll always be a friend,
PS: HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU,
HAPPY BIRTHDAY ROSIE MAY,
WE'LL BE THINKING OF YOU TOO!!!!
William Blanchard – Cornwall 09/05/05
I just had to send a birthday wish for Rosie May today...
I hope the angels have collected all the balloons sent up to Heaven for her from her friends last week for her special day today and made a huge bouquet.
God bless Mary and Graham.. you have so much strength -
Maureen McCafferty – Grantham, England 09/05/05
Stephanie Adames – Bronx, New York USA 09/05/05
Sorry it’s a bit l8
Happy birthday Rosie May
ur up in heaven dancin away
I miss u more every day
happy birthday Rosie May
Happy birthday Rosie May
ur in my thoughts all through the day
u r my friend in every way
happy birthday Rosie May!!
Lucy Hackett – Bottesford, England 10/05/05
Mary, Graham, Luke and Laurence,
I sincerely hope your pain lessens and you hold onto the beautiful memories of Rosie May and that they comfort you in the empty days and nights. My thoughts are with you -
"...In a place where love has brought a new spirit
And understanding, look to the dusky sky and
You will see her, she is dancing again, now and forever..."
This is part of poem I wrote after reading the YOU article concerning your trip...
To Rosie May, I know you are looking down on everyone and keeping them all safe from harm. Your star will shine brightly for eternity until you are all reunited once more under God's hand. God bless Rosie, goodnight sweet one...
T C Moon – Oxfordshire, England 11/05/05
Happy birthday for Monday 9th may. I went to put some flowers down for you I hoped you like them. We were all with you on Monday having a good time.
Miss you lots and lots Rosie lots of love Lauren
Lauren Palmer – Nottingham, England 11/05/05
I’m missing u loads hope u had a brilliant b-
Hannah Edwards – Nottingham, England 11/05/05
Hi Rosie, I was helping at your 'Children’s Ball' last week and it was fantastic, you would have loved it! the decorations were gorgeous and it was like a fairy-
Beccy Fox – Stathern, England 11/05/05
Hey Rosie, I am missing u like hell!! I went to your Children’s Ball a few weeks ago and it was amazing, and the marquee was beautiful...like something from a fairytale. You would of loved it, and I know that you would of danced the night away, like always! Happy 12th Birthday for Monday, I thought about you all day. I cried a bit but then I thought that you wouldn’t want us to be sad. I hope that you have carried on dancing up there because you are the best! I am missing you loads and I hope you are happy, because that little smile lights up everybody’s lives! Love you loads Rosie, miss you, love Amy xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxox
Amy Slater – Stathern, England 12/05/05
Hiya Rosie, Happy b-
Roanna Doleman – Bottesford, England 13/05/05
You where such a special person and I think about you every day how you very happy to see anybody. You were an amazing dancer but now go and show them angels how to dance. All my love and wishes Rachel PoyserXxXxXxXxX
Rachel Poyser – Bottesford, England 14/05/05
I went to go and visit your head stone today and I thought it was lovely. I don't think they could of picked a better one for you. I also read some of your birthday cards that people have sent you and there are lovely comments. I had a friend round a couple of days ago and we sat and read all the messages people have written to you in the book of condolence and some of them nearly made me cry. I have been looking at the website at least twice a week looking at the new messages, and how everything is going on. Rosie I miss you so much and you know you will always have a place in my heart and I'm sure you will have a place in everyone else’s heart. Lots of love Laura x x x x x x x xx
Laura Young – Bottesford, England 10/05/05
I loved the ball and I danced for you. Lucy and Alice were thinking about you all the time and so was I. I won a prize and I saved the slippers for you.
Holly Young – Bottesford, England 15/05/05
I'm missing you loads, more than ever! I'm sat here ant school missing being around you and trying to get on with my life!
It's so hard and I have been sad the last couple of days more than I ever had.
In a couple of days we are choosing prefects and a head of house in Lincoln, which is the house that I live in! I hope I'm one of the team!
My dad got me the Darcey Bussel shoes from the celebrity auction, they are amazing! Missing you as always, Love Lucy
(Peace 2 pods) :)
Lucy Shelton – Bottesford, England 17/05/05
Hi Rosie, I’m wishing you a very late happy birthday, sorry I couldn't get to you quicker my computer hasn't been working for a while so I haven't been able to send you a message but it's working now. I just wanted to give you all my love and everyone is missing you so much. Your ball was fantastic as you know, cause you were watching down on us. That meant so much to us. Keep dancing in heaven till we meet again lots of hugs and kisses love jess xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Jessica Sheridan – Nottingham, England 17/05/05
Hey Rosie! Happy Birthday 4 the other day. I turned 13 yesterday! It’s been so so long since I saw you. I can’t believe I wont see you again well not until I cum to heaven. I don’t know whether you will remember me or not but I can remember I used to cum round your house a lot. And you came to all my parties when I was younger. lots of love, Becky, (see you in heaven) xxxxxx
Becky Edwards – Norwich, England 19/05/05
Hiya Rosie May, how r you hope u r ok in heaven what is it like up there? happy birthday 4 a few days ago! I know I didn’t even know u and u didn’t know me! but it seems like I new you some how! when I heard about it from my friend Becky Edwards, I thought I’d have a look at this website and I read every page reading about this tragedy! I was so upset it made me realise how much I should appreciate my family and life! I’m always arguing with my mum about things I dont know why! but it makes you realise that you should take every chance you have to do anything in life! I hope you are living a good life in heaven! love Sammy xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sammy Chandler – Norwich, England 19/05/05
So much has happened over the past few days, but now I'm at a stand still you're in my thoughts more than ever! I look at your picture and you look so innocent, its so unfair that you've gone. I wish you could come home, but someday I'll meet you in heaven! Hope you had a great birthday, next years the big 13!Miss you & keep smiling love u loads Bryony xoxoxo. I hope you can read all these messages, they all show how much you meant to everyone, and how much you're missed! Keep watching over us all, especially over your family, and Alice, Roanna, and Lucy!! Good bye for now xox I miss you Rosie-
Bryony Turner -
To Rosie May, I didn’t even know you but you've helped me learn to appreciate my life more and to stop silly fall outs with my family because i know how much u must miss yours. I’ve heard so many great things about you from Becky Edwards, your best mate. She misses you alot u know and I’m sure every person who has met you does as well. I’m so sorry to hear what happened but I’m glad that in your short life you had a good life, family and friends who all loved you. rest in peace xxxxxxx
Vicky Wade – Norwich, England 23/05/05
Your loss can never be replaced I know that! It feels like Your hearts been taken away, but memories remain let me good ones, for Rosie's sake. She is loved dearly this was tragic and shouldn’t of happened, my thoughts are with u and your family forever and I really do understand how it feels to lose not just ur blood or ur best friend but ur everything, your world! love Linzi x
Linzi Taylor – Leicester, England 23/05/05
I'm extremely sorry to hear about your loss of such a beautiful young girl, I've read this site over and over and I still can't seem to take it in, I can't believe something like that would happen in modern day society. I saw your story on the news and I wish you all the luck in the world with everything, and my thoughts are with you now and forever. All my love Kara (17) x
Kara Priestley – Nottingham, England 23/05/05
Rosie May, your sadly missed by everyone, why you?? you touch so many hearts in so many ways, and now those hearts have been broken. Such a young and pretty girl had so much going for you, hope mum and dad are coping well, I’ve just lost 2 friends, and its really hard, you’re always though about and your mum and dad are very brave!! Your are still a star to everyone, take care and my heart is always with you and your family love Louise xxxxxxxxxx
Louise Daglish – Grantham, England 23/05/05
Hey Rosie, I’m on exam leave at the moment for my GCSE's so I thought I’d come on and see what other people had written to you. These last 18months have gone so fast, it seems like yesterday that we were in scholarship making up a dance to Shakira for the show. Life was so simple back then, everyone was happy and there were no problems with life. How sudden things can change! Your mum and dad are raising money at the moment to build a house for orphaned children who lost their parents in the tsunami. I think its so brave what they are doing. What happened to you should never have happened and you’re never ever going to be forgotten by anyone. I was looking on here and there are so many people from all over the world who didn’t even know you. This just shows how much you are loved, even by people you don’t even know. I hope you got the messages on the balloons we sent up 2 u, i can’t even remember what I wrote on mine, it was all just a blur. Anyway I’m probably gabbling and I don’t even no what I’ve written, and I think I’d better do some revision! Miss you loads and can’t wait till we see each other again in heaven. keep dancing and never stop, love you always Rosie May. Beccy xxxxxx
Beccy Fox – Stathern, England 24/05/05
I just thought I would write and tell you about something that happened the other day. My daddy was walking to the train station early in the morning and walked past the graveyard and the strangest thing happened. It was quite dark but there was a gap in the trees and the sun was shining through but it only lit up one gravestone and it was yours. We all think it is a sign that you are being looked after and shining down from heaven and it has made us feel better but it made my daddy cry because it is not fair that you are not here enjoying the sun. By the way your Ball was lovely and we all had a lovely time. I am sure that you were dancing along with us all. We miss you Rosie-
Lots and lots of love Chloe Barclay xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxox
Chloe Barclay – Bottesford, England 25/05/05
I didn't know Rosie May but what i have read on this site has made me very sad. It has made me cry. I don't know why anyone would want to take such a beautiful young child's life away from anyone. I can see that she had lots going for her in the future.
Steph (age16) – Scotland 28/05/05
It's me Jay, I am missing you very much. We did not know each other that much. I still remember when we were partners in P.E it was funny
P.S talk to you soon
luv from Jay
Jay Griffiths – Harby, England 30/05/05
You will dance with her one day and give her a hug. She is looking down on you ,with everything you do. GoodluckXxX
Jessica – London, England 31/05/05
I read an article about Rosie May and her death in a magazine and was extremely touched. I would like to know what I could do to raise money to send to you. Something that you approve of. Please, please give me some ideas.
Emma McKay – Littlehampton, England 31/05/05
I am so truly sorry about your daughter Rosie May, I have been reading about it in Pick Me Up magazine but I remember hearing about it in the news. I really think you are so brave and doing great things to help other children, although I don't know you I’m very proud and I’m sure Rosie May is proud to say 'that’s my mummy and daddy’. All the best to you and all your family. Good Luck. Rest In Peace Rosie May
love Jenny x x x
Jenny – Manchester, England 31/05/05
I have just read about your fundraising in a magazine and had to look on the website. Your daughter was an inspiration to everyone and I send my condolences to everyone who new her. She will keep on shining in everyone else.
Samantha – Greenwich, England 01/06/05
Hey Rosie, how is heaven? I’m almost done with school-
Stephanie Adames – Bronx, USA 02/06/05
It’s me again, Joe. I got 2 trophies from football at the presentation night. I’m sure u saw me, I was wandering what that light blinding me was. 1 was for playing for Bottesford and 2 was all the players in the team thought that I was the best. Enough about me! How r u? Bottesford is empty now your gone cos we miss u so much. I know we will be the bestest m8's in heaven just like we where at playgroup and school. Hey remember at your house where we both had a favourite colour of red? None of us got to be in that colour at primary? Yeah it’s still the same :( I think i've said this before but I have fished out hundreds of photos of us and I’m going to make a shrine of all our past memories.
Miss u and love u dearly,
Joe Smith – Normanton, Bottesford, England 02/06/05
I saw Rosie May’s story in my mums pick me up magazine and when I read it I felt like crying. I never new this beautiful little girl but I’m sure she was an honour to know. Rosie May is a wonderful angel and is making everyone so proud of her. I can see she is dearly missed but all who knew her will meet her ,someday again in heaven. She is waiting and looking down over everyone!
Keep dancing Rosie.XxXxXxX
Poppy – London, England 02/06/05
Rosie May you shone in the sky
The brightest star reminds me of you
On the star it said your name
Rosie May is what it said
Sweet dreams Rosie May
And you know that you'll never been forgotten
~*~ ~*~ ~*~ ~*~ ~*~
Holly Young – Bottesford, England 05/06/05
I was the same age as Rosie May when she died. I read your story in pick me up last week. I am so sorry to hear about Rosie May.
Shannon Mc Kenna, age 10.
Shannon Mc Kenna – Armagh, Northern Ireland 07/06/05
Hiya, I always seem to be on here, looking what others have written, and then I always want to write something, even if it is only something small. It was my 16th birthday yesterday and we are starting the show rehearsals tonight, and it reminded me of 3 yrs ago on my 13th birthday which was somewhere in the middle of the show rehearsals for a star in the making! it doesn’t seem hardly a year ago! time goes so fast.
Missing you always, God bless
lots of love Beccy xxxxx
Beccy Slater – Stathern, England 13/06/05
I am sorry that I haven't been on for a while but I have been so busy. I have been showing friends and family some video we took of the ball it was so good. Today I was downloading some music and the first song I downloaded was ‘Brown Eyed Girl’ and I looked at the cover of the CD and that’s when I cried so much. I have played the CD loads of times. I found a spare photo frame in my bedroom and I put the Children’s Ball ticket in it (the side where I can see you)so I can say good night to you every night. I have been looking at some of the messages some people have sent you and I cried because some of the messages are really lovely and touching. I can’t wait until we can be together again, I have missed you so so so so so so so so so so much and I can’t wait until we can dance off together in heaven. love you loads and loads Rosie May, keep dancing love Laura x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x
Laura Young – Bottesford, England 16/06/05
Hi Rosie! I never met you but Becky Edwards told me what happened I’m so sorry to all the people who did know you and I bet they are all very upset. you have made me realize that life can be short and you have to make the most of life, even now I’m only 13 but the same thing could happen to anyone. Rest in peace Stacey x x x x x
Stacey Cunningham – Norwich, England 24/06/05
I have read your story in 'Real' today and I'm extremely moved by it. I hope the family is holding together and that each day gets a little easier for you all.
Carrie – Glasgow, Scotland 24/06/05
God bless Rosie May :) I think her parents are amazing being able to cope. Thankyou for this lovely website.
Jen – Lincoln, England 29/06/05
I happened to have stumbled across your site. I feel for you, Rosie-
Catherine – Lincoln, England 30/06/05
Having just heard you speak on the Home Truths programme I just wish to say how much I admire how you and your family have turned your terrible tragedy into so much good in Rosie's name. Good luck to you and God bless.
From a mother.
Helen Bailey – Northampton, England 02/07/05
I heard you on Home Truths last night and was moved to tears. I remember reading about Rosie May and thinking how anyone could cope with such a loss. But I felt totally humbled at the work you and your family have done to help other young girls out in Asia.
I believe Rosie May would have been so proud to have a family like yourselves who loved her so much and have turned that love into something lasting in her memory.
Thank you so much for sharing your courage and strength.
Nadia Audhali – Sheffield, England 05/07/05
Hello, I'm 11 years old.
I read an article in my mums magazine called 'Real'.
I Feel So sorry for you!
With all the sympathy I can have I give it to Rose May's Family & Friends. I bet she would have been Fantastic if she grew up.
Children don't realise how lucky they are to have people that love them so much.
She definitely deserves all of this.
Well done for keeping the memory of her alive.
Lots and Lots of Love
I never had the opportunity to meet you, although I know people who did. You must have been a brilliant and amazing little girl and it's such a shame you haven't had the opportunity to continue to shine. I know that people will love you for years to come, and remember you and smile, hopefully without guilt or blame but knowing that you had the most amazing friends and family that helped make your life so happy and full. R.I.P
Anom. – Midlands 07/07/05
I’ts me Hayley, your buddy. Hope your ok. Blumin heck your twelve now. Every second of every minute of every hour of every day there is not a moment I don’t think about you and every time I do, I always remember that time we were sat on the bench sharing a bag of mini chedders gigling at people as they passed by you still make me giggle to this day. I will always miss you Rosie. Loads of love Hayley xxxxxxx
Hayley Morley – Whatton, England 07/07/05
Hey Rosie, it’s me again. I’ve just bin lukin at sum pics of us runnin together oh wot a great team we were that day u wer a fabulous dancer and I’ve bin watching some films of wen u wer about 6 dancuin away on stage u star.
your 12 now, I cant beleive it. I remember when u 1st came up to Belvoir and u were lost u couldnt find Mr Griffiths room and u got really worried. I will always miss u love u loads xoxoxoxoxoxox
Hayley Morley – Whatton, England 07/07/05
I hope ur still dancing up there! In the box that I made to put memories of u in I have loads of stuff in it now! I’ve got a pic from my hawaiian party (I hope you remember it), the memory card from ur funeral, a small purple feather broach (my mum got it from the 'Rosie May adults ball) and I have a purple flower. luv
x xXx x x*x*x*lucy*x*x*x x xXx x
Lucy Hackett – Bottesford, England 07/07/05
Hiya Rosie, how r u?!? its my b-
Roanna Doleman – Bottesford, England 10/07/05
I'm a 15 year old girl, lost many people in my life, I read your story in a magazine, and saw the website, I came to have a look, I cried so much, I’m sorry for your loss 2 years along the line and you are coping o so fine, you people are great for doing this, your son was right, a sister lost an angel gained, even though I do not know you, Rosie May will have a place in my heart from now on, she looked and sounded like a loverly little girl!. God Bless Rosie May, rest in peace little princess. Georgina xXx
Georgina Warner – Macclesfield, England 12/07/05
U were a *star* on this earth and now ur a *star* in heaven, and always in our hearts. Keep dancing babe. Missing u like uld never know. Love u loads Beccy "mack is yuck!" xoxoxoxoxox
Beccy Slater (Mack n Dorothy) – Stathern, England 12/07/05
I didn't know Rosie May or you, her family, however I read up on her horrific story in a magazine, when I was waiting in the waiting room at the dentist. I feel so much for you, the rest of her family and any friends that knew her. She seems like a fantastic child, and it is dreadful that she got taken from you at such a young age. She was a beautiful little girl, and I’m sure her short however precious life was happy and secure.
Best wishes for the future,
Lucy x x
Lucy Davis – England 12/07/05
Hi Rosie I'm off on Summer holidays. Ro and I went to see your mum today and we took Russ on a long walk, we got a bit lost in the fields around your house but we got back in the end! Then we cleaned Dusty out and had fun with him whilst he was in his ball. Your mum bought me a really pretty lilac box to put my necklace in. She got it from India and gave it to me today, its got jewels on it and sparkles in the light.
We are going to Greece in August for three weeks to our new house and plan to plant a tree in our garden so we can remember you when we are there.
Thinking of you always, love your best friend Alice xxxxxxxxx(peace to pods!) :)
Alice Wells – Bottesford, England 21/07/05
Hiya Rosie, haven't spoken to you in a while! Hope you are doing ok! I've been thinking about you today! So I thought I'd come and speak to you! I heard about your article! I didn’t get to read it though! A lot of my friends have been writing to you like Hannah, Vicky, Stacy, and Becky! Becky's the one who we all heard off! She misses you so much and wishes she saw more of u! I miss you! it feels strange that I've never met you but some how it feels like I’ve known you my whole life! keep on dancing in heaven Rosie May! LOVE SAMMY X X X X X X X X X X X
Sammy Chandler – Norwich, England 25/07/05
Rosie May Is Really Pretty From Viki
Hi Rosie, my teacher played your dads version of brown eyed girl and it made me sad. I didn’t want to say much so I gave them the website. They said you are very pretty and you have nice hair. Gotta go -
William Blanchard – Newquay, England 25/07/05
I'm so sorry about what happened to Rosie May. Nobody deserves to die the way she did, especially Rosie. She was a beautiful little girl, even though I never knew her. I believe that she would have been a professional dancer if she was still alive.
I love you Rosie May!!!!!
Amanda (age 18)
Amanda Lynn McDonald -
I don’t know what to say..I’ve written in here before but I still can’t believe such a thing could happen to such a sweet innocent girl who had done nothing wrong. All I can do is give my biggest regards to Rosie May’s parents, I hope all the charity work goes well bless u all xxx
Vicky Wade – Walcott, England 04/08/05
I’ve never been in here before because I only just heard about your sad story today. I cant believe that anyone could be that sick she is such an innocent pretty young girl nobody deserves that especially not Rosie! I hope all your charities are going well . Best wishes to all Rosie’s family and friends. and I am the same age as one of Rosie’s brothers and I can’t imagine how that must feel losing your sister I have to younger sisters myself . but all my best regards go out to you all.
Charlotte (age 14) x x x
Charlotte – Kent, England 10/08/05
Hey Rosie, it’s the Slaters and the Goddards here. we thought we'd come on the website and see what other people have written. I auditioned for Newark panto -
Beccy S, Charlie G, Amy G and Amy S – Stathern, England 13/08/05
My condolences to all the family. R.I.P Rosie May
Mark Mugaseth – Radcliff on Trent, England 16/08/05
I would like to send my deepest sympathy to Rosie-
I have 2 girls 6and8 and cant imagine what I would do if anything happened to them. Your children are so precious! God bless Rosie-
Sarah Sims – Rutland, England 17/08/05
Because our whole familywere good friends with yours I used to see a lot of you. I still remember parties at your house that I’ll never forget. I remember going on bouncy castles in your garden with you and your brothers. When me and my dad found out about what had happened we were both very surprised and started crying. Now living away from Bottesford we miss our old friends and wish we had stayed in touch. I’ve only just found this site and reading through the pages has brought back a lot of memories that I’ll never forget.
Mat Edwards – Market Deeping, England 23/08/05
Graham and Mary, I never knew Rosie May but can only begin to imagine what a special little girl she was through getting to know her parents! You truly are an inspiration to us all. Through all the badness that has surrounded you, you've managed to stand tall and create lots of good things that I know Rosie May IS so proud of. Through your darkest days you still managed to be there for our family. I will never forget you for being at Kim’s funeral and will never be able to thank you enough. It must have been so hard for you both. Thankyou and God bless
Fiona Willetts – Birmingham, England 28/08/05
Hi Rosie I got back from Greece on Sunday. And I'm now back at school, in year 8(I can't believe it!!) Whilst we were there in Greece we saw your star it was the brightest of them all and it shone over our villa, it was beautiful, we saw it every night. We have decided to get our own special Rosie-
Alice Wells – Bottesford, England 31/08/05
Beautiful little Rosie May
we miss you more and more each day
your eyes of brown, hair of gold, so pure,
you were an angel, before you left, I’m sure.
Dancing was your favorite thing
you could act as well, and also sing,
I remember it as if it was yesterday.
"mack is yuck" you used to say!
Show rehearsals were always the best,
Nickie always managed to get into a stress,
we might have laughed a bit too much,
instead of paying attention as such.
I miss you so much Rosie May,
I miss you more and more each day,
you danced away like an angel in the sky,
you fluttered around like a butterfly.
But now its time to say goodnight,
shut your eyes and keep them tight,
please keep us safe each and every day,
beautiful little Rosie May
xxxxxx Missing u always with love Beccy xxxxxx
Beccy Slater – Stathern, England 04/09/05
Hi Rosie May, I knew you, you were in my year at school. You never really spoke to me but some words you did say to me are treasured. Alice and Roanna are coping really well they still talk about you a lot and you sound like the nicest person ever. I visit the memorial garden at school with Roanna and Alice to remember you sometimes just for a quiet moment I know you are still here and I miss you love Anon xxx
Anon – Leicestershire, England 07/09/05
You are still with us all no-
Anon – Leicestershire, England 16/09/05
Rosie May the pantomime star.
I feel you breathe
tiny as a leaf
my tiny friend
right till the end
You will be missed
although somebody hissed
God will take care of you
I wont forget you not now not ever
God heal us with your loving hands
and then we wont be left in strands
we still have the memory we wont forget it
good luck Rosie May in after life
A poem written for Rosie May
by Stacey Goodwin
a while ago but I haven’t had time to put it on here
Stacey G x
Stacey Goodwin – Nottingham, England 17/09/05
Anon – 19/09/05
Hiya Rosie! still thinking of you! I've just been reading a few of the things put in the book of condolences! I go to your grave quite often, it is still the most beautiful grave in the church yard! everyone still misses you and you're in everyone’s hearts! missing you forever luv x*x*x*Lucy*x*x*x
Lucy Hackett – Bottesford, England 29/09/05
Hi sweet little princess. We think about you and talk about you all the time. We have your picture on show in the living room and you are always glowing with beauty. We send you big hugs and loads of kisses. Forever in our hearts. God bless you sweetheart. Your very proud cousin. Tia XXXXXXXX
Tia Sorsby – Rotherham, England 08/10/05
I wanted to say I am still missing you. The thought of not having you close is raw and there is not a day that goes by when I don't sit quietly and think about our short past shared together. You will always be in my heart as well as your family. Lots of love xxxxxx always and forever xxxxx
Chloe Smith – Bottesford, England 15/10/05
Hi Rosie, I haven’t been on her 4 a while, so I thought I’d come on and see what other people had written. I still think about you all the time, and know that you should still be here with us, dancing, smiling, going places in the world, and growing up with us all. we all miss you so much. its coming up 2 being 2 years since you were taken away and I cant believe where the time has gone, its gone so fast. it only seems like yesterday we were in dance and drama together, and messing around at show rehearsals! I hope your still dancing up in heaven, teaching others the magnificent talents you have!
missing you loads babe, keep dancing forever. lots ‘n lots of love Beccy xxxxxxx
Beccy Slater – Stathern, England 17/10/05
I still find it hard to believe what happened that night... it only seems like yesterday... we sat chatting about your Christmas presents and laughing at all the boys!... not a day goes by when I don't think about you Rosie May... I placed a beautiful pink rose on your grave not long ago... keep dreaming sweetheart... all my love Katie ~x~X~x~
Katie D'Hooghe – Bottesford, England 19/10/05
I haven’t spoke 2 u 4 ages so I thought I would come and say I’m really missing you and always thinking of you and hope u r still teaching them angels to dance luv ya luv maddie XxXxXxX
Maddie Jones – England, 21/10/05
Hiya Rosie May, hope you are doing ok in heaven and hope all your family are ok and well! X. I’m alot better with my family now since I heard about this tragedy it really made me realize how much I should appreciate my life and family! x anyway ill speak to you again soon! See you one day in heaven! Miss you always x love Sammy xxx
Sammy Chandler – Norwich, England 14/11/05
Sorry its been a while Rosie May, I always think about you, Lolly and Luke. you will always have thoughts down under from me and my family, we may be other side of the world but we will always remember you. Lolly and Luke I’m 12,000+ miles away I know, but you ever need anything, don’t hesitate to contact me.
Andy Bond xox
Andy Bond – Auckland, New Zealand 18/11/05
Hello. When I read about your tragic loss I broke into tears. I was affected by this because I am friends with Kirsty Smith who Rosie use to dance with. My family also know Jill and Dave Rose. Dave is my god father. What you are doing for the orphans is amazing and all I can say is well done. Hope everything is alright.
love Zoe xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Zoe White – Nottinghamshire, England 02/12/05
It’s Jack n my mum (Sarah). We both still think about you constantly. I made a memory box when you first left us and I read it about two seconds ago, and I thought I would write two you, so I did (surprisingly). Everybody misses you and wants you back. I am going to Aberglaslyn on Monday. It’s going to be really fun and you would love it and you may have been before. I have one mayorc memory of me and you, it was when we first went out, I can remember Sophie Mee dragging me to you so we would talk. I have puddles on my floor cuz I cry over you a lot. I think about you alot and all the time you pop into my head and it makes me feel how much I miss you (alot). I am so so so sorry if I spelt any thing wrong.
I am missing you so much, I wish you would come back from heaven and be my angel again.
love with all my heart 4eva and eva xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx i will neva 4get my memoriesxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx missing u loads, I will write to you when I get back from Aberglaslyn
xxxxxxxxxxxx from Jack Turner(t-
Jack Turner – Long Clawson, England 02/12/05
Oh dear Rosie,
What are we going to do?
Without you here,
Without you there,
What are we going to do?
Your Smile so sweet,
Your eyes so brown,
What are we going to do?
........all I know is.....
....WE ALL LOVE YOU !! ....
Rosie, you will never be forgotten, not now, not never, not ever! :)
You meant so much to everybody.
I would also like to give my deepest sympathy to Mr and Mrs Storrie who I think has been very brave and coped beyond excellent!
I never knew you THAT much but I can remember those times that we hung around together because our brothers were friends!
Those memories will always be in my mind!
I will see you again one day....
... don't know when...
... but save me a spot near to you...
All my love and deepest sympathy...
P.S... hope you are very happy up in heaven and teaching those angels those amazing dances which you did! You are a star and I will never forget you!
** Emily **
xxxxx see you soon! Xxxxx
Emily Morris – Leicestershire, England 05/12/05
I thought about you alot recently because I'm going to Aberglaslyn tomorrow and I know that you would have loved to go. I was looking through the box that I made at school(the one I made for memories of you) and I nearly started crying(I stopped myself because when I start crying over you I can't stop for a while). anyway, I'm still missing you loads, and I will think of you every second while I'm in Aberglaslyn next week!!! I am going to put some flowers on your grave before I go. miss you forever
Lucy Hackett – Bottesford, England 11/12/05
Dear Rosie May
I visit your site nearly every day I just can't stop looking at the wonderful and gorgeous pictures of you and your family, I miss you ever so much even though I didn't really see you that often, I am missing u so much its unbelievable. its nice to know that your house is up and running in shrelanker though. I just wanted u to know that I miss u and love u as a very special person and u will never properly leave my side. Xxxx
Jessica Sheridan – Nottingham, England 12/12/05
Hi Rosie remember me, I was in Bottesford school and then I moved when we were in year 4! I am really sorry 4 not writing to you and i really miss you! your family are really upset and I can see why! you are badly missed. I sent about 100 pounds in the post to help with the fund raiser and I hope it helps because you were a great friend and a smashing girl. I really miss you and I wish it never happened bi bi!
Kellie – Scunthorpe, England 12/12/05
I'm sorry to hear about your loss. Once someone has gone, you can’t replace them. I’ll support you.
Good Luck And Please Take Care.
Matt Giacopci – 14/12/05
Hi Rosie May, we’ve just read your web site and although we never knew you, you sound great and a lovely girl, from just reading the website we can tell you are dearly loved and missed, hope u r doing well up above and ure missed loads by becky Edwards.xxxx
Amy and Vicky – Norwich, England 15/12/05
Hiya Rosie, I was reading the diary that you wrote when we went to Norfolk for Ro's birthday. It said about how it was only me and you that went in the water. it made me think of you so much, and the fun times we had together. I also watched the dvd that your mum gave to Ro and your cheeky girls dance made us laugh sooo much. I think of you everyday and miss you lots and lots. all my love forever Rebecca x x x x
Becca Doleman – Bottesford, England 18/12/05
I visit church with work alot, and always nod and say hello. I am still finding your very well presented school work that I remember you doing.
You were one in a millon and still are.
Always in my thoughts.
Tina Scott – Bottesford, England 21/12/05
I walked past your gravestone every morning...and particularly the last few...there has been something different placed on it every day...this may seem stupid to say Rosie..but doesn't this just prove..not only to you but everyone else.. how much you are loved...and missed R.I.P xox <3 :D
Anon – Bottesford, England 23/12/05
Our dear Rosie May as time goes by we think of you still each and everyday you will always be with us and our memories of you are very strong love you always our sweet little god daughter Don Jenny Kelly Ryan and Nick xxxx
Jenny Murray – Brisbane, Australia
Graham, Mary, Luke and Lolly,
We are both thinking of you today, and want you to know that we think of Rosie May regularly, but our thoughts are with her especially today.
All our love
Katie and Becca
Katie D'Hooghe and Becca Kerry – Bottesford, England 28/12/05
As another year passes it doesn't ease the heartbreak of losing you. We have so many happy memories of you and always in our thoughts.
Love and miss you everyday.
Nanna & Grandpa xxx
Margaret & Bernard Storrie – Nottingham, England 30/12/05
Another year goes by without you and it's still very unfair. Christmas is a time for joy and laughter and it hurts because your not here. Your not here to share it with us, the golden glow, that the holidays used to be. You should be here, playing and dancing around the tree. I can find comfort in one thing though I know your are there watching over everyone and that makes life slightly easier knowing heaven is a more better place now. I still miss you and with all my heart want you back but I know I can't and that's the painful fact. Although justice may have been slightly done it still doesn't bring you back and that's what everyone longs for, the brown eyed girl to come home!! Lots of Love 4eva.xxxxx
Chloe Smith – Bottesford, England 30/12/05
You are always in our thoughts but even more so on this sad anniversary. We lit a candle for you today to remember the good times we all had with you. We watched your dvd this evening and it brought back many happy memories. We found some video of you that we had taken at Christmas 2002 and we'll let your Mum and Dad see it. Missing you always.
Auntie Caroline, Uncle Nick, Oliver and Lydia.
Youle Family – Nottingham, England 30/12/05
school is ok at the moment but still not good, u r not there, it feels still strange not seeing you around but I still think of u very much and you are in my heart forever, in my mind u always have been an angel and will stay forever, keep dancing up there, you’re the brightest star in the sky !
Sophie – Leicestershire, England 31/12/05
The book of condolence was created to give everyone the opportunity to make an entry in memory of Rosie May.