Mourners asked to wear pink for Bella Greer’s funeral as family celebrate life of Ansdell teen with festival
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Bella Greer, 14, was found unresponsive at her home in Cypress Point, Ansdell, on Thursday, October 5.
Her mother Sarah performed CPR but was sadly unable to resuscitate her despite her best efforts.
Her family have asked “as many people as possible” to walk behind Bella and wear “as much pink as possible” today as they escort her to the gates of Lytham Crematorium.
‘Bella Greer’s Festival of Life’ will begin at around 10.30am at Fylde Rugby Club in Blackpool Road.
Following the procession, members of the public can return to the rugby club as Bella’s family and friends attend the private service.
There will be ball tents, candy floss, fairground rides and more for people to enjoy as they celebrate Bella’s life.
Her auntie Jaime said: “The event will ultimately be Bella’s funeral, but it will be for all friends and family to have fun and celebrate Bella with all her favourite foods and a few fairground rides.”
With a target of £5,000, the money will be used to fund packages for schools and hire premises where young people can meet and talk about their feelings and problems.
“We need to do something to prevent such experiences happening to others,” Jaime added.
“Let’s not let Bella die in vain and raise money to spread Bella’s story and hopefully make a difference to our community, young people and families.”
Thousands of people turned out to watch Lytham Windmill turn pink on Sunday evening (October 9) in Bella’s memory.
Hundreds of people also paid tribute to Bella on social media following the tragic news of her death.
Her grandmother Dianne described her as a “bubbly and kind” girl who “loved the world and loved life and just lit up everyone’s day.”
“She was beautiful inside and out,” she added.
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