The family of Manchester attack victim Olivia Campbell-Hardy are planning to set up a trust in her name to enable young people to take part in the performing arts.

Tributes have been paid this afternoon to one of the victims of last week’s attack, fifteen year old Olivia Campbell-Hardy

Her mother and stepfather have written the following tribute

Ollie – where do we begin?

She was so lovely but could be an absolute nightmare in equal measure but everything she did we loved.

She got away with everything because she was the youngest.

She was a gobby cow – she was so cheeky, but you just couldn’t tell her off, it was impossible. You’d just end up laughing.

Ollie loved her family and her boyfriend Lewis. He worshipped the ground she walked on.

She could click her fingers and he would come running.

They would sit sharing Oreos – she would eat the cream and he would eat the biscuits.

Ollie and her sister Trina used to fight like cat and dog, but minutes later they would be back being best friends.

She was obsessed with make-up and wouldn’t leave the house without being fully made up. She loved her eyebrows – they always had to be “on fleek”.

Anyone who met Ollie would never forget her. She was so loveable and has already changed so many lives.

We will miss Ollie every day. But this house will always be full of laughter because of the 15 years of memories she gave us.

Her father and family added the following tribute:

Olivia was a much loved member of our large, close family.

She was adored by her parents Andrew and Sharon and grandparents Sharon and Steve, all of whom spent Monday night and all day Tuesday desperately searching for her.

She has beautiful sisters, Catriona, Seana and Chloe and a Great-grandma, Joan.
She has so many Aunts, Uncles, Cousins and second cousins, it is difficult to keep count.
Our memories are of happy times, of fun at family gatherings.
The ones suffering most are the young people in our family. Their world has changed forever. Suddenly it is not so full of joy and possibility.
With our love and care they will heal, so please don’t hate in Olivia’s name, we choose to love.

Our thoughts are with the injured, may they reach a full recovery.

Our thanks to the emergency services and GMP for all their help.

Please now respect our privacy as we take time to grieve.

We will establish a trust in Olivia’s name to enable young people to take part in the performing arts, Olivia’s passion.
Ollie – we love you so much.


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