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Funeral for Georgina Callander

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6:01am 15th June 2017

The funeral is taking place this lunchtime for 18-year-old Georgina Callander from Tarleton.

The Runshaw College student was the first victim to be named following the suicide bombing after an Ariana Grande gig.

Mourners are being asked to wear something yellow, such as a ribbon or flower, to the service.

Her parents, Lesley and Simon, have said:

"On a night out with her friends enjoying a special occasion, she was brutally murdered and taken from us by such a cowardly act.

"Georgina will be remembered with the utmost love and will be so sadly missed for the love and hugs she gave us during those special years. "

The celebration of her life will take place at Holy Trinity Church, Tarleton at 12pm.

She will be laid to rest at the Woodland Burial Ground, Moss House Lane, Much Hoole.

The funeral is also taking place today for another of the Manchester Arena victims, John Atkinson.

John Atkinson

The service will take place at 12.30pm at St Thomas and St John Church in Radcliffe.

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