SPALDING SHOOTINGS: Hart brothers set up memorial website for ‘much-loved’ mum Claire and sister Charlotte

Charlotte Hart with pets Indi and Max.

Charlotte Hart with pets Indi and Max.

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Hart brothers Luke and Ryan have set up a memorial website as a tribute to their mother and younger sister after their tragic deaths last week.

Luke (26) and Ryan (25) Hart have named the website “Memorial to Claire and Charlotte Hart” who were both fatally shot by dad and husband Lance Hart (57) before taking his own life.

The brothers have invited people to post their own memories of Claire and Charlotte, share photographs and donate to their favourite charity, Wood Green Animal Shelters.

In a tribute on the website, Ryan said: “In the summer before starting university, Charlotte flew out to Australia to spend three weeks with me. I don’t think I know anyone more adventurous and fun as Charlotte (because) we went surfing, outdoor rock climbing, snorkelled at the Great Barrier Reef, and spent a day white water rafting.

“I could go on all day talking about the great times we had and I will cherish these memories.

“Thank you for everything Charlotte, you will never be forgotten.”

MEMORIAL WEBSITE: Brothers Luke and Ryan Hart have set up a website in memory of their mother Claire and younger sister Charlotte.

MEMORIAL WEBSITE: Brothers Luke and Ryan Hart have set up a website in memory of their mother Claire and younger sister Charlotte.

Meanwhile, Luke said: “Charlotte and Mum were both animal lovers and supported Wood Green Animal Shelters.

“Charlotte enjoyed making videos, especially surrounding horse riding and the dogs, and uploaded them to her YouTube channels.

“They were both very much-loved and will always be remembered.”

Clive Byles, chief executive of Wood Green charity, said: “We are aware that Claire and Charlotte were keen animal lovers and often supported our Spalding charity shop.

We are aware that Claire and Charlotte were keen animal lovers and often supported our Spalding charity shop, so qe are therefore touched that the family and community have chosen to remember them by supporting the work they loved

Clive Byles, chief executive of Wood Green Animal Shelters

“We are therefore touched that the family and community have chosen to remember them by supporting the work they loved, caring for the animals at Wood Green.

“Clearly our thoughts are with the family at this tragic time for them and the community.”

Meanwhile, colleagues of Claire’s at Morrison’s supermarket in Pinchbeck held a two-minute silence in memory of her soon after her death.

A collection has also been organised at the store and a Morrison’s spokesman said: “Everyone at the store is shocked and deeply saddened at the death of Claire who was an incredibly popular and valued member of the team.

Charlotte Hart with her pet terrier Max.

Charlotte Hart with her pet terrier Max.

“Our thoughts are with her family at this difficult time.”

There have been more tributes to Charlotte from former friends of hers at Spalding High School which she left last summer to study midwifery at Northampton University.

Chloe Hannam (19), formerly of Spalding but now studying in the USA, said: “Seeing her around school for six years, Charlotte always had a smile on her face.

“Knowing how much she meant to some of my closest friends, it saddens me that she’s been taken too soon in such a tragic way.

“You would never have thought this would happen here in such a small, quiet market town.

“My thoughts are with her loved ones – rest in peace Charlotte.”

Charlotte Hart (second right) and friends at the Spalding High School Leavers Prom last summer.

Charlotte Hart (second right) and friends at the Spalding High School Leavers Prom last summer.

Another tribute from Georgia Mae Bailey (17), of Spalding, said: “I knew Charlotte through local community projects, secondary school and horse riding. “Charlotte inspired me to ride like she did and never once doubted my abilities, no matter how many falls I had.

“I used to watch her riding lessons in awe, hoping one day I would ride like Charlotte.

“I can honestly say that she was one of the most caring and thoughtful girls I have ever come across and all I can say is that my heart goes out to Charlotte’s family.

“Charlotte will be missed by so many of us and she definitely didn’t deserve this, especially at the age of only 19.

“Rest in Peace Charlotte and my thoughts are with her family and friends.”

To donate and post your own memories of Claire and Charlotte, visit http://c.hart.muchloved.com/

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Charlotte Hart with her mother Claire Hart.

Charlotte Hart with her mother Claire Hart.