THE superb singing voice of a young Wrexham student who died last month is set to live on.
Katie Wright, 16, was taken ill on October 4 as she was travelling on a bus along Dean Road, close to her home in Borras Park.
Paramedics took Katie to Wrexham Maelor Hospital where she later died.
Earlier this month her parents, Ian and Debra Wright, set up a fund in Katie’s name to support the British Heart Foundation, known as the Katie Wright Gift of Hope Heart Fund.
Now they are to release a CD of Katie singing three songs: Fix You, Fields of Gold and Love Song.
Her poignant rendition of Fix You was played at her funeral on October 18 and all who heard it were very moved.
All proceeds from this CD will be donated to the fund.
Speaking to the Leader, Ian and Debra said: “Katie just loved singing. She would only have to listen to a song once and would pick up all the lyrics
“From an early age she was a member of the Wrexham Musical Theatre Society and later the Delta Academy of Performing Arts. She was also a member of St Joseph’s School choir.
“Katie was an outgoing yet modest girl who made friends easily and was very popular. She was also kind, caring and thoughtful.”
Mr and Mrs Wright thanked everyone involved in producing the CD. They include Sarah Hurst, head of Borras Park Infant School, Yale College, Roger Cleverley, Jones the Computer, Koodos Creative, M.C. Video, Derwen Computers, The Computer Specialists, Micro Plus Computers, Joanne Goodison and Gemma McHale.
The CD is released at the end of this month and will be available from Borras Park Infant School, St Joseph’s Catholic and Anglican High School, Yale College, the British Heart Foundation shop in Wrexham and the Co-op in Borras Park, for a donation of £3.
Katie, who lived with her parents and her older sister, Emma, had attended Borras Park Infant and Junior Schools and, until July, St Joseph’s Catholic and Anglican High School in Wrexham. She left to become a student at the town’s Yale College.
St Joseph’s headteacher, Maria Rimmer, described her as an “absolutely gorgeous young lady” who had a positive attitude to life.
Paul Croke, principal of Yale College, said: “Katie was popular with both staff and students alike and will be remembered as a happy student who was always smiling.”
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