Mourners gather to celebrate Alex’s life

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WINSLOW’S St Laurence Church was packed with mourners yesterday, Thursday, as people flocked to pay tribute to 23-year-old Alex Lawes, who tragically fell to his death on Saturday, April 2.

The fun-loving and caring young civil engineer, who was remembered by his girlfriend Jess Brick as ‘a beautiful person inside and out’, died after falling 40ft from a balcony at Tiger Tiger nightspot in Manchester.

At the service of thanksgiving, led by Winslow vicar Belinda Searle-Barnes, Rev Janet Bayly read out a moving tribute from Alex’s older sister Ashley entitled My Little Bro, and his younger sister Kathryn, 13, read a poem she had written called How Life Goes On.

Following the church service, family members attended a private burial, after which mourners were invited to join them at Winslow Sports Club.

Donations in Alex’s memory will go to the intensive care unit at Salford Royal Hospital and the Oxford Children’s Hospital.

Donations can be made care of Heritage & Sons funeral directors, 63 High Street, Winslow.