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Tributes to teenager

(l-r) Marcus Cooper, 14, godmother Lynnette Boswell and Tom Johnson, all of Intake let off a lantern in memory of Ashleigh-Marie Parks, who died from a rare form of cancer, on Town Fields. Picture: Andrew Roe

(l-r) Marcus Cooper, 14, godmother Lynnette Boswell and Tom Johnson, all of Intake let off a lantern in memory of Ashleigh-Marie Parks, who died from a rare form of cancer, on Town Fields. Picture: Andrew Roe

friends and family gathered to pay tribute to a determined teenager who raised thousands for charity before loosing her cancer battle.

Lanterns were released, candles were lit and memories were shared at the event for Ashleigh-Marie Parks, 17, who died after battling an aggressive tumour in her brain and three in her spine.

Throughout her illness the Danum Academy pupil raised more than £1,000 for the Parents’ Association of Children with tumours and Leukaemia and CLIC Sargent. Ashleigh of Henley Road, Intake, died in Bluebell wood Children’s Hospice on January 4 surrounded by her family. More than 2,150 people took to Facebook to post tributes to Ashleigh.

 

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