AN OUTPOURING of grief has prompted thousands of pounds to be raised in memory of a 'talented and bubbly' Bracknell schoolgirl.

Alexa Roxas was celebrating her 18th birthday only weeks before she passed away, reportedly on February 18, during the half-term.

Scores of tributes have flooded social media in the days since and an online fundraising page has been set up in the Ranelagh School pupil's memory.

The page says: "Alexa was a beautiful, talented, hardworking and bubbly person. she was loved by so many people, she touched and impacted so many lives.

"After only turning 18 years old in December her life was taken far too soon. With such an unexpected and shocking passing also comes the unexpected costs of a funeral.

"We would love to take some of the pressure and worry away from her parents by helping to cover these costs.

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"Alexa met a fatal accident on Tuesday the 18th February, it is devastating to think that someone so full of life could no longer be living.

"She has left behind her parents, three siblings and many friends who will miss her every day."

The online page shows Lexie Margetts started the fundraiser on February 23 in the hopes of helping Ms Roxas' family cover funeral costs.

A fundraising target hoped to raise £3,500 in her memory, but a flurry of donations saw more than £5,000 raised in just two days.

Several people have left their own tributes on the page, including one fundraiser who said 'miss her smile' and another added 'I always thought of Alexa as a big sister. I will always think of her that way'.

Another commenter said: "I remember Alexa as a friend of my daughter from primary school. She was always polite and smiley and such a great, talented musician."

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The page has now raised £5,324 and has been closed to further donations.

An update from Ms Margetts added: "I don't think any of us can express enough how grateful we are for every share and every donation.

"I'm amazed at the kindness, we weren’t sure if we would achieve the goal let alone exceed it by so much.

"Alexas family are so grateful and have been watching as every donation comes in.

"Since we lost Alexa its been hard to smile but seeing the support has made us genuinely happy."

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