Fun day in Leyland for families of Manchester bomb victims

Saffie Roussos
Saffie Roussos

The community is invited to a fun day to raise funds for the families of two Lancashire girls who were killed in the terror attack in Manchester.

Kaye Wright, 26, has organised the memorial event at Hallmark Hotel, in Leyland, on Saturday July 22, from 12.30pm until 3.30pm.
There will be performance from Taz Entertainments, face painting, glitter tattooing, raffles, and tombolas.
All money raised will go towards supporting the families of Georgina Callander and Saffie Roussos, both of Tarleton, who were killed at the bombing at Manchester Arena on May 22.
Kaye, of Leyland, said: “The people of Leyland have been deeply affected by the atrocities in Manchester, not to mention the devastating consequences for Georgina Callander and Saffie Roussos’ families.
“Their families are going though such a hard time, so we wanted to help. I have been liaising with friend of the Roussos family, who has set up a bank account for them, so half the money from this event will go in that.
“The other half of the money will go to the Callander family. I will make contact with them after the event.
“It is up to the families what they do with the money. If they feel they need a holiday to help them heal, or they want to give it to charity, it is their choice.
“We just want both families to feel like they still have the support of their communities. Saffie’s family own The Plaice Fish and Chips in Leyland and Georgina went to Runshaw College.
“The generosity of our neighbourhood is astounding and there have been plenty of donations already.
“The hotel has kindly offered to provide unlimited tea and coffee throughout the event, however the bar will also be open.
“We will have stalls, cake stands, competitions and an auction for a signed PNE shirt and guess the weight of the cake to win.
“Any more suggestions or donations are greatly appreciated.
“This would be an opportunity to let the families know they are still in our thoughts, prayers and hearts.”
Kaye, a mother-of-one, is also appealing for donations for the chocolate and bottle tombola.
Call 07460868967 if anyone can donate the required items.

Tributes outside The Plaice, where the Roussos family work

Tributes outside The Plaice, where the Roussos family work

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Georgina Callander

Georgina Callander