Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Birthday Salute to Murdered Megan

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Birthday Salute to Murdered Megan

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FAMILY and friends of a young girl killed in the Manchester Arena bombing were coming together today to remember the teenager on what would have been her 16th birthday.

Megan Hurley was one of 22 people to lose their lives in the blast on May 22 last year. Following her death, her heartbroken family vowed to keep her memory alive.

Megan was immortalised with a charity pin badge, designed by her older brother Bradley.

More than 500 were sold, with famous faces including Simon Cowell and Brooke Vincent showing their support by proudly wearing them on national television.

Megan's family raised more than £2,000, which was put towards a memorial garden at her school, Halewood Academy in Merseyside.

Megan's family, classmates and teachers will come together at a church ceremony this evening. A portrait of her was also being unveiled at the academy this morning, as well as a giant cut-out of the pin badge design. …

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