Holmes Chapel decorated with bees in memory of Nell Jones

People in Holmes Chapel are being asked to display bees in their windows and gardens, in memory of Nell Jones.

The 14-year-old Holmes Chapel Comprehensive student was amongst 22 people who died in the Manchester Arena terror attack on 22 May 2017.

She was at the Ariana Grande concert with friend Freya Lewis, who suffered serious injuries.

Each year, a Walk of Memory takes place in Holmes Chapel in honour of Nell and all those who were killed or hurt.

But due to the coronavirus pandemic, it is not going ahead on the third anniversary of the attack.

Instead, people in the area have been asked to help decorate the area with the iconic symbol of Manchester - the bee.

Alison Wright, cover manager at Holmes Chapel Comprehensive and a Co-op Member Pioneer, has helped to rally locals to 'bee creative'.

She said: "It has been absolutely amazing as always, our community is so strong.

"We have got families, children, older people and the high school buying into this project.

"There are just bees everywhere.

"In the Co-op on London Road there is a front window facing the church, and we have two trees on the window we have called our 'communi-trees'

"We are putting artwork from children on the trees to display for everyone going by."

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