A community has paid its respects to much-loved and admired teenager Holly Brown today, Thursday, July 27. She tragically died in a bus crash while on a school trip.
Her family, friends and wider community have today attended her moving funeral service in Barton under Needwood, where she went to school.
Holly was truly an inspirational girl and looking at her long list of achievements it is hard to believe that she was only 14 when she died.
Her family had told how she lived life to the full and grabbed every opportunity, displaying passion, dedication, hard work and how she always showed compassion to others.
They said quite simply there never was never a moment lost with Holly. This young lady certainly had a zest for life and the drive to experience so much despite her young age. Her future was so bright and promising.
The list of things she had done and achieved was long and included skiing, climbing, surfing, biking, karate, swimming and ballet to name but a few.
Dancing was her greatest passion, her family has said, and her dance teacher has already given a moving tribute telling us what an inspirational young student she was. Holly progressed to dancing in regional theatres with the English Youth Ballet and earlier this year achieved her dream of dancing with the Birmingham Royal Ballet.
Her school has told what an outstanding pupil she was and that she will be solely missed by all at John Taylor High School in Barton under Needwood.
For one so young Holly has truly left a lasting, loving impression with all who came into contact with her and she will never be forgotten. Our thoughts and prayers are with Holly's family, friends and all who knew her.