“It was beautiful just like Megan.”
Friends and family of Megan Spence celebrated her life, cut short by leukaemia, at her old Barnham school.
Around 170 people attended a service at St Philip Howard before toasting ‘inspirational’ Megan at the Black Rabbit in Arundel, her favourite pub.
Megan, from Littlehampton, died on January 7 aged 22, in Belfast, and friends Josh Weston, Amanda Reeve, Bethany Mitchell and Victoria Smart decided to honour her life here with a special day on Wednesday last week.
Josh said: “It was beautiful just like Megan.
“It was very bittersweet, there were some funny moments I know Megan would have laughed at.
“There was a sense of relief that it all went well and I know Mark, Annemarie and Shane (Megan’s mum, dad and brother) really loved it.
“There was a great sense of sadness but it was a real celebration.”
Guests placed pink roses into a wreath, which was then carried during the service along with a balloon with Megan’s name on it.
A poem about Megan’s achievements, including graduating university, was read. Josh said: “Two of her teachers read parts of her blog so you really heard Megan’s voice come through.”
Afterwards a packed Black Rabbitt continued the commemorations.
Read a heartfelt tribute to Megan from her parents here: https://www.bognor.co.uk/news/fly-high-our-beautiful-megan-you-have-gained-your-wings-1-8343696