Funeral details for courageous fundraiser Kirsty Howard revealed

Kirsty 2Funeral details for courageous fundraiser Kirsty Howard have been revealed.

Kirsty, who was born with her heart back to front, died in the early hours of Saturday surrounded by her family..
Doctors gave her just weeks to live at the age of four, but Kirsty continued to defy medical opinion to spearhead a huge fundraising drive in Greater Manchester.

Her tireless determination inspired world leaders, celebrities and the public alike, and more than £7.5m was raised to secure the future of Francis House Children’s Hospital in Didsbury, where she received respite care.
Details of her funeral have been released by The Kirsty Club, a charity fronted by Kirsty which raises money for the hospice.

A service will be held next Tuesday, November 3, at St Michael and All Angels Church on Orton Road, Northern Moor, at noon. A horse-drawn funeral procession will leave the hospice on Parrs Wood Road to pass by her home before the church service.

Following the service, the cortege will pass Kirsty’s schools, Rack House Primary in Northern Moor and the Lancasterian Specialist School in West Didsbury, before internment at Southern Cemetery in Chorlton. Further details surrounding the arrangements are expected to be released by the charity.

Kirsty won the heart of soccer icon David Beckham during her fundraising journey. She also spent time with David and Samantha Cameron, former prime minister and his wife Tony and Cherie Blair, and dozens of other celebrity names. They rallied to her cause, and many are expected be at the funeral.

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