HOLMES Chapel residents are being invited to bee creative this week to remember teenager Nell Jones and the other victims of the Manchester Arena attack.

The 14-year-old was one of the 22 people who lost their lives in the attack on May 22, 2017.

Nell was a pupil at Holmes Chapel Comprehensive School, and a Walk of Memory is held on the anniversary of the attack starting the school.

Although this year’s walk is not taking place because of the coronavirus pandemic, the organisers are inviting people to do something based on the bee theme everyone can all join in with from the safety of their homes.

The Walk of Memory is organised by Alison Wright, cover manager at Holmes Chapel Comprehensive, and Amy Ware, who worked as a cover supervisor at the school.

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A picture created by a Year 8 pupil at Holmes Chapel Comprehensive

Alison is inviting people to draw a bee outside their houses in chalk, make a bee or bees to display outside on walls, hedges or fences or in trees, or paint bee pebbles and share the photos on social media.

People are also invited to record themselves singing Don't look back in Anger and share it, with local band Good for Gordon recording a cover of the song.

Alison said: “We are also encouraging people to remember others we have lost in the three years since the tragic MEN attack.

“If you have a display in Holmes Chapel please email me with your address and I will take photos to share on Facebook."

Alison is making 22 bees from paper and card, one for each of the people who died, to display in the windows of the Co-op petrol station in Middlewich Road and Co-op food store in London Road, and Amy will be chalking pictures of bees on the driveway at her home.

Alison’s email address is alisonwrightpersonal@gmail.com