The family of a seven-year-old girl who died following a crash in Collingbourne Ducis have paid tribute to her, describing her as “full of life and laughter, love and giggles.”

Eloise died after a collision between her bicycle and an HGV last Tuesday, July 13 on the A338 Church Street in Collingbourne Ducis.

Her parents Laura and James, and older sister Anaiis, have this evening (July 20) released the following statement:

“We cannot thank you enough, our wonderful friends, family and the community for supporting us through this terrible time.

“You are helping to create a legacy for Eloise that she would have been incredibly proud of.

“She loves, and still loves her pony, horses are a fundamental part of her existence.

"Therefore, as a family we have decided to donate the money to Greatwood, a charity which uses former racehorses to educate disadvantaged children and young adults with special educational needs.

“Eloise hated the thought of anyone struggling and found great comfort being around horses.

“How can we describe our Eloise? Her nickname was 'fizzy' as she had such a bubbly personality, full of life and laughter, love and giggles.

“The work has only just begun, with your help some good can come out of this tragic situation. Much love Laura, James and Anaiis xxx.”

The family have asked that any donations in Eloise’s memory are made to the charity Greatwood via this fundraising page.

Wiltshire Police’s investigation into the collision is continuing and the force asks that anyone with information, who has not already spoken to officers, call its collision investigation Unit on 101, quoting reference 54210067796.