Family rally round to fund headstone for tragic Lisa

Fundraising day for a headstone for Lisa Savile by her family and children at Whitehill Primary School, Illingworth'Pictured are grandma Betty Hambrey, Debbie Savile and 10-year-old twins Chloe and Sophie Savile

Fundraising day for a headstone for Lisa Savile by her family and children at Whitehill Primary School, Illingworth'Pictured are grandma Betty Hambrey, Debbie Savile and 10-year-old twins Chloe and Sophie Savile

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FRIENDS and family have rallied round to pay tribute to teenager Lisa Saville.

Mum Debbie has been tirelessly fund-raising to find the £5,700 needed to buy a headstone for her daughter’s grave.

Lisa was 19 when she died in March. She jumped from a moving taxi after a skirmish between the driver and another passenger after a night out in Halifax.

Her twin sisters, Sophie and Chloe, 10, are pupils at Whitehill Community Academy School, Illingworth. The school organised a non-uniform day and cake sale to raise money.

Debbie and the girls have also been selling charity wristbands. Already 300 have been sold, raising £900 and although donations have been coming thick and fast they still need £1,500.

Debbie said: “So many people knew her and I thought it would be nice that everybody had a part in raising the money. It’s also for the twins so they can be part of the fund-raising.

“They’ve been taking the wristbands in and selling them as well as baking for the cake sale.

“Lisa was well known and loved by everyone who knew her.”

Pupils took envelopes with donations from their family and donations can continue to be made at the school.