Fundraising efforts are continuing for the funeral of a young mum who was ‘happiest when she was with her daughter.’

Ollie-Louise Isbell sadly passed away on Monday, April 1, after being declared cancer free just before Christmas.

Ollie was the mum of 16-month-old Harper, who she referred to as her 'absolute world.'

Now, a community is rallying together to help raise money so that she ‘can have the best send-off’ next month.

Ollie would often visit the Palm House on Commercial Road with her mum Jackie and daughter Harper and owner Nigel Sims-Duff felt like he wanted to help support the family.

For the day, any money raised from the entry to the soft play area went towards the fundraiser, totalling an amount of £97.50 which was topped up to £100.

Nigel said: “We saw Ollie twice in the last couple of weeks before she died – She seemed happy and she was happiest when she was with her daughter, she loved watching Harper play.

Dorset Echo: Ollie and Harper at the Palm HouseOllie and Harper at the Palm House (Image: o)

“We are happy to have contributed – her mum just wants to give her the best send off.”

An additional fundraiser is also set to take place on Friday, April 26, at Hardy’s Hophouse on St Thomas Street which is being hosted by Ollie’s good friend Sophie Gardiner and Steve Cove.

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Sophie said: “I just want her to have the best send off possible. We got really close, and I would visit her in hospital when she was there and we would spend hours and hours talking.

Dorset Echo: Sophie Gardiner, manager of The Boot Inn, holding baby Harper and Ollie-Lou IsbelSophie Gardiner, manager of The Boot Inn, holding baby Harper and Ollie-Lou Isbel (Image: The Boot Inn)

“We want to raise as much money as we can for the funeral and for Harper too.”

During the evening, there will be a line-up of live music from acts including The Dolmen and a raffle.

If you would like to donate a raffle prize, contact Hardy’s Hophouse.

At present, an overall total of £6,720 has been raised of an £8,000 target on the main GoFundMe page which was set up by Ollie’s mum Jackie Isbell.

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