Lions Youth Brass concert 3rd July

Goostrey’s Amy Hext is arranging a concert in memory of her friend Nell.  Amy is a member of the Lions Youth Brass Band and they have kindly offered their Awards Concert to Amy as a fundraiser for the Remembering Nell Foundation.
It is being held at St Michael’s, Middlewich – as there is enough space for three brass bands plus audience! (and the vicar is the father of the principal trombone!)

8th June 6pm Nell’s bench

Cheshire East workers gave their own time today to install Nell’s bench, how kind. We hear on Friday June 8th there will be a short gathering at 6pm at Nell’s bench for anyone who would like to attend. 🐝All are welcome 🐝

(crossroad of Hermitage/Booth Bed Lane and Main Rd, Goostrey)

Nell’s bench installed

Nell’s bench fitted Photo credit: Peter Godfrey

Nell’s memorial bench needs installing 🐝

With the anniversary of the Manchester Arena atrocity coming up next week it is a pity that Cheshire East haven’t yet installed the village’s bench in memory of Goostrey’s Nell Jones.

The parish council are understandably frustrated that the Memorial Bench was delivered weeks ago but is still waiting to be fitted – despite numerous requests to CEC.  They still hope that Nell’s bench will be fixed in place before the anniversary of her death on 22nd May. 🐝

Freya receives NHS Heroes award 🐝

Nell’s friend Freya (on ITV’s Lorraine this morning), injured in the Manchester Arena attack, raised £40,000 for the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital in the wake of the atrocity and was honoured at the NHS Heroes Awards last night.

Freya Lewis broke down in tears as her efforts were recognised by Louis Tomlinson at the ceremony on Monday night.  Freya, 15, was presented with The Young Fundraiser Award by the former One Direction star.

The NHS Heroes Awards will be shown on ITV at 8.30pm on Monday, May 21.

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(From Manchester Evening News…)

The teenager, from Holmes Chapel, was just three metres away from the blast that ripped through the Arena on May 22 following an Ariana Grande concert.

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The attack killed 22 people.  Freya suffered multiple fractures from shrapnel and one of her best friends, Nell Jones, 14, was killed.  Freya had multiple operations and was at the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital for five weeks.

Doctors feared she may never walk again. But after three months in a wheelchair, she was back on her feet.  She has now raised £40,000 for the hospital and next weekend will take part in the Great Manchester Run.

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Freya’s mum Alison says: “She is so determined. She has shown the most incredible strength.”

The ceremony – hosted by Paul O’Grady – will be broadcast on ITV next week.

Manchester Evening News.

🐝 Remembering Nell 🐝