Hundreds expected at teen’s funeral

Jessica Davies
Jessica Davies

The funeral of a teenager who died suddenly after collapsing during an exam will be held on Friday.

More than £4,000 has been raised for the funeral of St Helens teenager Jessica Davies who was 16 when she died on March 23.

The St Cuthbert’s Catholic High School pupil was placed in an induced coma after suffering a series of seizures during an exam less than two weeks before her death.

The Go Fund Me page was started by members of the ambulance crew which too Jessica to hospital after she collapsed.

A statement on the page reads: “Jessica Davies was a 16-year-old girl who collapsed in school, during an exam. Less than two weeks later she died in hospital.

“This came as total shock to her family, who now have to pay for her funeral. We want to remember her with the best send off ever.

“We have raised well over £4000. I have spoken to Jessica’s family and they are overwhelmed and eternally grateful for the love and support shown.

“Jessica will be laid to rest in a lavish ceremony on Friday. Her handmade casket contains pictures of all the people Jessica loved. She will be carried by a horse and cart, followed by a limousine full of flowers.

“We will remember this beautiful girl and celebrate her short life. “

The funeral will be held at St Vincent’s Roman Catholic Church.