Fleetwood school's talent show to fund memorial for much-loved pupil

Youngsters at a Fleetwood school will be displaying their singing and entertainment talents next week - and it’s all to pay tribute to a popular pupil who died aged just eight.

Tuesday, 2nd November 2021, 11:34 am
Lucy Willacy-Brown was much loved at Larkholme Primary School

Larkholme Primary School will be putting on the talent extravaganza to help raise funds for the school’s memorial garden in memory of Lucy Willacy-Brown.

Lucy Willacy-Brown was so bubbly and popular at Larkholme that her unexpected death last September was “like a light going out” at the school, one staff member said.

Although the youngster was born with spina bifida and had a number of related health issues, staff say she never let it hold her back and her death from complications came as a total shock to everyone.

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The school, on Windermere Avenue, is trying to raise £30,000 for a special garden area in memory of Lucy and so far the school has raised around £12,000.

Lucy’s mum Nikki, 30, said: ”It’s wonderful the school is doing this. It shows how much Lucy is remembered.”

Teacher Sam Gardner, who taught Lucy for two years, is coordinating the talent show.

She said: "The children auditioned for the show and we have a real range of acts.

"There are singers, dancers, comedians, a keyboard player and a gymnast, and the show will begin with a performance by our school choir.

"Lucy loved to perform herself, so that's why we chose to do this as a way of raising funds."

There will also be a panel of judges to choose the winner.

Larkholme's Got Talent is open to the public and takes place at the North Euston Hotel on Friday November 12, from 6pm to 8.15pm.

Then there will be a late show, just for adults, from 8.45pm until midnight, featuring singer Toni Louise Stead and then DJ Logan Graham.

Tickets cost £10 for adults ( and accompanying children) and the price includes a hot pot supper..

They can be obtained from the school office.