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Friends rally in memory of Beverley

FRIENDS of tragic popstar Beverley O'Sullivan are embarking on a campaign to raise thousands of euro in her memory.

Eleven of the singer's pals from Donaghmede in Dublin have pounded the streets of Perth in western Australia in a charity run to support the Beverley Butterfly Foundation.

And tickets for a gala ball in Dublin have sold out three months before the event is due to take place.

Beverley was an established pop singer and enjoyed chart success with the group Fifth Avenue.

She also starred in the movie Happy Ever Afters, which premiered in Dublin cinemas just over a month after the car crash in India that claimed her life.

Beverley died in a horrific accident last November while holidaying with her boyfriend Stephen Reeves, who suffered serious injuries.

Friends in Dublin and Australia are now determined to keep her memory alive.

Denise Horan told the Herald: "The team was put together in memory of Beverley O'Sullivan and included two of Beverley's cousins, Eugene and Philip.

"The youngest member, Sophie Horan (right), was born in Perth but her parents are from Donaghmede. She will turn two in September."

Beverley's family in Dublin have started a major fundraising drive which will culminate with a pink tie Beverley Butterfly Ball in November.

Most of the money raised by the foundation will go to India to improve the medical facilities where Beverley spent the last moments of her life.

And around one fifth of the cash will be donated to animal protection in Ireland, as this was very close to Beverley's heart.

Her sudden death was grieved by a host of stars from the Irish music scene including Westlife, with whom she performed on numerous occasions.

The gala ball in November is fully sold out, however if you would like more information about the foundation or to make a donation please email beverleybutterflyfoundation@ gmail.com