The community gathered at the weekend to blow bubbles up towards the heavens in memory of Demi Knight, 12, who passed away last week after a long cancer battle.
The emotional event was held on Sunday afternoon at the school field at Lacey Gardens Junior Academy, where Demi was a pupil while battling her illness over the last two years.
Demi’s grandfather, Mick Roche, gave a brief heartfelt speech to the gathered crowd, in which he thanked all those who raised funds and helped give her family an extra year with the youngster.
Mick said: “Raising those funds gave us an extra year with Demi, and I cannot thank every one of you enough.
“Every one of you can look in the mirror and say, I gave her parents and grandparents another year of Demi’s life.
“Not many people can say that, so feel very proud of yourselves.
“Demi was a lovely girl, and she’s left a big hole in my heart, and her mum’s heart. But I know she’s looking down on us. She will be sorely missed.
Hayley Weber, who organised the occasion, thanked everyone for attending. She added: “Right at the end, a rainbow appeared - I think that was Demi’s way of saying she enjoyed the bubbles.
“Fly high beautiful girl, shine bright and keep spreading your sparkle everywhere.”
• More photos can be found in this week’s edition of the Louth Leader (September 25).