Funeral held for Manchester bomb victim Olivia Campbell

Hundreds of mourners have paid their respects to a teenager who was killed in the Manchester terrorist attack last month. 

Olivia Campbell-Hardy, 15, was killed when terrorist Salman Abedi bombed the Manchester Arena after an Ariana Grande concert.

The schoolgirl, from Bury, was one of 22 people who lost their lives in the tragedy. 

Her mother Charlotte made a desperate TV appeal for information in the agonising hours after the outrage, only for step-father Paul Hodgson to receive the call her family had feared.  

Her loved ones asked mourners to wear blue or bright colours to celebrate her life. 

Hundreds of people were pictured arriving at The Parish Church of St Anne, in Tottington, with some holding flowers to pay their respects. 

Charlotte Campbell and Paul Hodgson, the mother and step-father of Olivia Campbell-Hardy, arriving for the funeral service of the Manchester bombing victim

Charlotte Campbell and Paul Hodgson, the mother and step-father of Olivia Campbell-Hardy, arriving for the funeral service of the Manchester bombing victim

Charlotte Campbell and Paul Hodgson, the mother and step-father of Olivia Campbell-Hardy, arriving for the funeral service of the Manchester bombing victim

The funeral of 15 year old Olivia Campbell takes place at St Anne's church in Tottington, Bury, Greater Manchester

The funeral of 15 year old Olivia Campbell takes place at St Anne's church in Tottington, Bury, Greater Manchester

The funeral of 15 year old Olivia Campbell takes place at St Anne’s church in Tottington, Bury, Greater Manchester

A floral display of 'Ollie' could be seen on the hearse as it came up the road, before her light blue coffin was carried into the church

A floral display of 'Ollie' could be seen on the hearse as it came up the road, before her light blue coffin was carried into the church

A floral display of ‘Ollie’ could be seen on the hearse as it came up the road, before her light blue coffin was carried into the church

Hundreds of mourners have paid their respects to a teenager who was killed in the Manchester terrorist attack last month

Hundreds of mourners have paid their respects to a teenager who was killed in the Manchester terrorist attack last month

Hundreds of mourners have paid their respects to a teenager who was killed in the Manchester terrorist attack last month

Her loved ones asked mourners to wear blue or bright colours to celebrate her life 

Her loved ones asked mourners to wear blue or bright colours to celebrate her life 

Her loved ones asked mourners to wear blue or bright colours to celebrate her life 

Hundreds of people were pictured arriving, with some holding flowers to pay their respects 

Hundreds of people were pictured arriving, with some holding flowers to pay their respects 

Hundreds of people were pictured arriving, with some holding flowers to pay their respects 

Olivia Campbell-Hardy, 15, was killed when terrorist Salman Abedi bombed the Manchester Arena after an Ariana Grande concert

Olivia Campbell-Hardy, 15, was killed when terrorist Salman Abedi bombed the Manchester Arena after an Ariana Grande concert

Olivia Campbell-Hardy, 15, was killed when terrorist Salman Abedi bombed the Manchester Arena after an Ariana Grande concert

Olivia loved music and had previously auditioned for Britain’s Got Talent in Manchester, singing her favourite song, All Of Me by John Legend

Olivia loved music and had previously auditioned for Britain’s Got Talent in Manchester, singing her favourite song, All Of Me by John Legend

Olivia loved music and had previously auditioned for Britain’s Got Talent in Manchester, singing her favourite song, All Of Me by John Legend

A floral display of ‘Ollie’ could be seen on the hearse as it came up the road, before her light blue coffin was carried into the church.

Olivia loved music and had previously auditioned for Britain’s Got Talent in Manchester, singing her favourite song, All Of Me by John Legend.

A recording of the song will be played at the youngster’s funeral later today.

A couple of years ago she took her talent to the big stage when she auditioned for Britain’s Got Talent in Manchester.

Mr Hodgson said after her death: ‘Heaven has got another angel and she’ll be singing up there now with her grandad.

‘She’ll be sadly missed but the memories we hold are great and we all loved her to bits.

‘She could be fiery when she wanted and we were always joking around but that was Oli and there’ll never be another one. She definitely broke the mould.’

The funeral of 15-year-old Olivia Campbell takes place at St Anne's church in Tottington, Bury

The funeral of 15-year-old Olivia Campbell takes place at St Anne's church in Tottington, Bury

The funeral of 15-year-old Olivia Campbell takes place at St Anne’s church in Tottington, Bury

Olivia was with her friend Adam at the gig and was last heard from 15 minutes before Ariana Grande came on stage

Olivia was with her friend Adam at the gig and was last heard from 15 minutes before Ariana Grande came on stage

Olivia was with her friend Adam at the gig and was last heard from 15 minutes before Ariana Grande came on stage

 Mr Hodgson received a call from the police liaison officer giving them the news that Olivia, who was missing after the attack, had been confirmed dead

 Mr Hodgson received a call from the police liaison officer giving them the news that Olivia, who was missing after the attack, had been confirmed dead

 Mr Hodgson received a call from the police liaison officer giving them the news that Olivia, who was missing after the attack, had been confirmed dead

 


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