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Aylesbury community pulls together to remember Lorna

The 54-year-old mum was killed two weeks ago - today there is a celebration event.

Published by Dan Gooding at 8:04am 21st July 2018. 3-minute read.

Aylesbury community pulls together to remember Lorna

After losing one of their best friends when she was stabbed to death in Aylesbury, a group are putting on a celebration of her life today.

Lorna Myers died on Buckingham Park two weeks ago.

  • Friends say Lorna's death still hasn't sunk in
  • Fundraising underway to help 54-year-old's children left behind
  • Community event on Buckingham Park today (Sat)

Sherril was her next-door-neighbour and close friend. She raced home from the town centre when she heard something bad was happening on her road.

She said:

"It was shock and disbelief.

"I was in town, so by the time I sped back home, you could just see an abundance of ambulances and police cars, the road was blocked off.

"We knew the outcome, but we didn't want to believe the outcome.

"So when we got that final confirmation, it was just... crazy."

Helping Lorna's kids

Wood White Drive
The friends say Buckingham Park is a strong community

Sherril told us it has really affected the community around Buckingham Park and that, for her, it still hasn't quite sunk in:

"I go round there and I'm looking at the flowers and I'm like 'No... it's still not real'.

"But when I see her kids, it is real. It's so real."

Lorna's friends say she was an amazing woman who looked out for everyone, so now they're trying to help her kids.

Lorna Myers' Friends - Sherril & Hannah
Sherril & Hannah say Lorna's death still hasn't sunk in

This afternoon they are holding an event on Buckingham Park to celebrate Lorna's life and bring the community together.

Hannah is another of the 54-year-old mum's friends - she says the response has been amazing:

"From McDonald's to BT to Superdrug, that's just a few of the businesses who have helped out.

"Just from the public, as well. I have had people knocking on my door, phoning me up, I don't think my emails have ever been this busy and these are people who didn't even know Lorna.

"They've just said 'I'm a mother and I want to help.'"

Community spirit

The pair say this has reaffirmed how much community spirit there is on Buckingham Park.

The community event today starts at 3pm and runs until 10pm.

It will include:

  • A raffle
  • West Indian Red Top Dominoes
  • Caribbean food
  • Bouncy castles
  • Face painting
  • A gospel choir
  • Games
  • A balloon release

Hannah & Sherril say everyone is welcome to join in at the Community Centre on Jubilee Square.

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