Bubbly Daisy always made people smile
WONDERFUL FRIEND: Teachers describe teenager as charismatic and vibrant
THE parents of Daisy Washington have spoken about their popular and bubbly daughter who they say was always happy and loved life.
Joe and Karen Washington, who live in Repton Manor Road, Ashford, have been inundated with letters and cards from well-wishers following the accident in which the teenager died last Wednesday.
The couple said their daughter, a Year 10 pupil at Swadelands School in Lenham, had been friends with many different people she had met through the various clubs and teams she belonged to, as well as holidays.
“She left people smiling,” said Mr Washington, who moved with his wife and three daughters, Charlotte, 18, Tracey, 17, and Daisy, from Beecholme Drive in Kennington seven months ago.
“She was always playing little tricks on people. She had just got back from a skiing trip with the school and one night she woke them all up saying it was time for skiing, but it was only 3am!
“That’s the kind of person she was. She loved going to school and having fun at school.”
As well as being a keen skier, Daisy was captain of the school’s netball team and a regular face at Homelands golf club in Kingsnorth, where she held the record for the longest drive, beating all her male counterparts.
She swam for Ashford when she was younger, and had been a member of Ashford Rugby Club.
“We always got our children involved with sports and stuff because we didn’t want them hanging around the streets,” Mr Washington added.
He said he would miss his daughter’s “nice warm cuddles”.
Mrs Washington said Daisy always liked to look good and enjoyed having her hair done by her older sister Charlotte,
The mornings are bad, and at around 3pm when she is due home from school
who is training to be a hairdresser.
“She also liked dressing our dog Monty up with sunglasses and hats and things,” she added.
“I think he misses her because she used to come home and run around like a lunatic with him.”
The couple said certain times of the day were particularly hard to bear.
“The mornings are bad, and around 3pm when she is due home from school.”
Daisy would have turned 15 on Sunday, March 18.
Daisy aged three
Daisy, centre, with sisters Tracey, left, and Charlotte, right
Floral tributes at scene of the accident on the A20 near Lenham