THE family of a girl who tragically died last year aged just 16 have named a rose in her memory.

Lauren Hawkins died in hospital three days after she went into cardiac arrest following an incident at Redcotts Park in Wimborne.

Members of her family have now arranged for a rose to be named Lovely Lauren as a tribute to her.

They said the flower will provide a "perpetual memory" of the Queen Elizabeth’s School pupil.

The creamy-white rose can be bought online from World of Roses, with £2.50 from each sale going to the family's named charity, Cruse Bereavement Care.

Supporting the charity was decided after being left to deal with their grief following Lauren's death and believing so many others will be in a similar situation through losing loved ones to Covid-19.

Bournemouth Echo: The Lovely Lauren rose on sale with World of RosesThe Lovely Lauren rose on sale with World of Roses

David White, director of World of Roses, said: “Lauren’s story is absolutely devastating, particularly because she was just 16 years old and had her whole life ahead of her.

"No parent should lose their child, and that’s why the work of Cruse Bereavement Care is so important. In buying a Lovely Lauren rose, £2.50 will automatically be donated to the charity who support people through unimaginable grief and loss. An incredibly worthy cause."

Following Lauren's sudden death last year, her family told the Daily Echo: "We are all devastated at the sudden tragic death of Lauren at the tender age of just 16 and with all of her life ahead of her.

“Nothing prepares you for the death of someone so young who was loved by everybody.

“She was a very popular young girl who lit up the room.”

Bournemouth Echo: Lauren Hawkins was a very talented dancerLauren Hawkins was a very talented dancer

In 2019, Lauren spent much of her time singing and dancing with the West End Kids (WEK) troupe in London, taking part in the group's full summer programme.

Locally, she had been at Spotlight Dance Academy for 14 years, dancing and going to classes most week nights and supporting their annual shows.

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