Hundreds Mourn Stabbed Doncaster Schoolgirl
2 March 2012, 13:14
13 year old Casey Kearney was stabbed in Elmfield Park on Valentine's Day and called police for help but died later in hospital.
Around 300 people packed into the tiny St Wilfred's Church in Cantley with more listening to the service from the road outside.
Many of the congregation wore orange ties or scarves, Casey favourite colour.
After the half-hour service, many of the teenagers were crying and holding each other for comfort as they walked out of the churchyard.
Last weekend, more than 200 people took part in two charity walks and a concert to raise money for Casey-Lyanne's family to cover funeral costs.
Canon John Willett. who led the service, read a tribute from Casey's dad Anthony.
It said: ``From the moment you were gone I knew life could never be the same again. And the pain of losing you would be intense for a long time to come, probably forever. I am sure everyone will agree what a wonderful young girl you had become.''