The daughter of an Oldham woman who died in the Manchester terror attack has vowed to make her mum proud.
Lisa Lees, 47, from Royton, Oldham, was waiting with her friend Alison Howe, 45, for their teenage daughters together in the foyer of the Arena when the device packed with nuts and bolts exploded, killing them both.
The friends were soon named as among the missing - and eventually their families received the devasting news.
Now Lisa’s daughter, India, has paid an emotional tribute and vowed that she would dedicate her life to making her mum proud.
To my beautiful amazing daughter Lisa, I am so proud of you for what you achieved. Little did I know that when I spent the day with you on Sunday May 14th it would be the last time I got to hold you as your life was cut short before your time, through a cowardly act of murder and worse was I was on holiday in Turkey.
You were a wonderful daughter, wife and mother and sister. You achieved such a lot in your life, graduating only last year from university. Before that you won an award of excellence in London for your work with children who had complex mental health issues.
You were an inspiration to all and should have had a great life ahead of you. Instead at the age of 43 your time on earth ended, you are now an angel in God’s garden.
The last five years you looked after and supported me through my illness along with your brother Lee.
Don’t know how we will go on without you but I know you would want us too, my Darling Daughter I love you now and forever.