Splash of pink for Victoria at packed funeral

Mum Teresa follows the coffin at the funeral of Victoria Dyer

Mum Teresa follows the coffin at the funeral of Victoria Dyer

First published in News

THERE was standing room only at a Bicester church as friends, family and schoolchildren gathered to say goodbye to Victoria Dyer.

Hundreds of people gathered at St Edburg’s Church wearing a splash of pink in honour of the 13-year-old.

Victoria, who had cerebral palsy, died in her mother Theresa’s arms surrounded by her family on Tuesday, April 29, at Oxford’s Helen and Douglas House. Her school, Bardwell, a special needs school, was closed at lunchtime so staff, pupils and their families could attend her funeral.

During the service, Mrs Dyer, 50, of Somerville Drive, Bicester, said: “She was my heart and soul, my beautiful daughter.”

Donations will be split between charities Rosy, and Helen and Douglas House, and Bardwell School.

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