GRATEFUL bosses at a children's hospice have paid tribute to the young woman who died in a suspected carbon monoxide leak at a Bedfont housing development earlier this year.

The Shooting Star Hospice in Hampton has received more than £3,000 in donations from the family and friends of Elouise Littlewood, who died at her newly-built Bedfont Lakes flat on February 27.

The big-hearted 26-year-old regularly supported the Hampton Hill facility for sick kids, while her nan Viv Williams was one of its first ever volunteers - manning a charity shop in Whitton.

Chief executive Dalton Leong told the Chronicle: "I knew Elouise personally and she was a lively, outgoing, fun-loving person who always had a beautiful smile on her face - she will be missed by many.

"We have been moved by the number of donations received in her memory which have exceeded £3,000 in total."

He revealed the money, donated by family and friends, would go towards a new therapy unit comprising music, play and relaxation rooms.

The complex is being built thanks to funding from Capital FM's Help A London Child 2007 Christmas appeal secured last October.

Mr Leong added: "With the funds received, we thought it would be a fitting tribute to Elouise if they were used for something specific.

"So with her musical interests in mind, we will be buying a music computer and mixing desks to be used in the Music Therapy Room."

Elouise was a talented dancer at the Jean Inwood School for Dance in Hanworth and loved music.

As the Chronicle reported this month, a Health and Safety Executive investigation into her death continues and may take as long as 18 months to complete.

A petition recently posted on the Prime Minister's website - and signed by members of the Littlewood family - called on Gordon Brown to tighten the rules on gas in newly-built flats.

It stated: "We the undersigned petition the Prime Minister to make sure all housing authority homes are supplied with carbon monoxide alarms and all new builds have these as standard."

It closed last week with 528 signatures.