A WEB page set up two days after the death of Liberty Baker with the aim of raising £600 to pay for a memorial has now raised over £5,800.
The 14-year-old from Witney died on June 30 as she was walking to school when a car mounted the kerb on Curbridge Road.
Liberty’s friend Amber Cumberland,14, set up the Go Fund Me page with the intention of raising enough money to pay for a bench and memorial tree at the Henry Box School.
She said: “It (the amount raised so far) has really surprised me, I just set it up because I thought it was something to help.
“The money is going through the school, they will use it to pay for a memorial and then what’s left will go to her parents.”
A local tree surgeon is believed to have donated an apple tree known as the Liberty apple tree to form part of a memorial.
It could be planted at the Henry Box School as early as next month alongside a bench which is believed has been donated by B&Q.
A plaque has also been donated by the Witney Trophy Centre.
The Go Fund Me page was set up as part of a Facebook page called Henry Box, Plant a memorial tree for Liberty Baker, which has more than 6,000 likes.
A man arrested in connection with Liberty’s death on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving has been rebailed by police until September 14.
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