Tributes paid to "beautiful and kind" 11-year-old from Warwick Gates who died unexpectedly - The Leamington Observer

Tributes paid to "beautiful and kind" 11-year-old from Warwick Gates who died unexpectedly

Philippa Mingins 20th Oct, 2022 Updated: 23rd Oct, 2022   0

FAMILY and friends have paid tribute to a Year 7 pupil at Alcester Grammar School who died unexpectedly.

Annabel Greenhalgh, who started at the school this September and lived in Warwick Gates, died unexpectedly on Friday October 14.

Principal Rachel Thorpe put the following statement on the school’s website: “Today AGS is shocked and saddened to mourn the unexpected death of one of our wonderful Year 7 students, Annabel.

“In her short time with us, she threw herself into school life and was a well-loved member of her form. Our thoughts are with her parents.”

A statement from Annabel’s parents reads: “Craig and I are completely and utterly devastated to announce the passing of Annabel on Friday October 14.

“The magnitude of our shock, grief and complete emptiness is unimaginable. She was the centre of our universe. Our hearts are shattered.

“We were so incredibly proud of Annabel. She was an inspiration to all. She had a beautiful, kind soul. She was gentle, phenomenally bright, fun and always inclusive of everyone. She was loved by so many.

“We have found comfort in the outpouring of love for her in our community and thank everyone that attended her vigil last night.

“We pray she felt the love for her. St Chad’s Church, Bishop’s Tachbrook will remain open each night this week between 6pm and 7pm for those that wish to light a candle or write in the book of condolence.”

One of Annabel’s school friends, and fellow 7MJI form member, Violet Mingins, also paid tribute.

She said: “Annabel was one of the best friends that someone could ever have. She was kind and a joy to be around. My friends and I were devastated when we heard the news. We will miss you Annabel.”

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