Collie’s All Saints Anglican Church was a sea of pink, the favourite colour of Annaliesse Ugle, as the young girl was farewelled on Monday.
The funeral of the 11-year-old Boddington student who took her own life last month after her alleged rapist was allowed to walk free on bail, brought hundreds of mourners to the South West area.
Since then the 67-year-old man has been arrested again, charged with another 17 offences, and is behind bars after last month’s bail was rejected in court.
Her family is lobbying for ‘Annaliesse’s Law’ one month after the death of the young girl, which would prohibit those charged with child sex crimes being released on bail while they face trial.
The hundreds who attended Monday’s funeral service to hear about the little girl poured out of the church and into the streets with a “cheeky grin” and “beautiful face.”