COMMUNITIES have joined together for an inspirational teenager who died after a crash in Bodelwyddan.
Pedestrian Lucy Brown, 18, of Prestatyn, died after becoming caught up in a collision while waiting for a bus to Coleg Llandrillo, Denbigh, on November 27.
Communities in Denbighshire have helped donate money towards a Lucy Brown Memorial Fund which has reached more than £3,000.
In a tribute to Lucy principal of Coleg Llandrillo Jackie Doodson said: “Lucy was a lovely girl who was very sweet and had many friends at the college.
“The staff and her fellow students were very shocked and saddened to hear that Lucy had passed away following the tragic road traffic accident.
“Lucy was a very creative and artistic person and took part in many voluntary activities outside College. Our thoughts and deepest sympathies are with her family and friends at this very sad time.
“She will be missed by all.”
Sara Henigan, childhood friend of, Lucy’s mum, Catherine has raised money through various events to give her a special goodbye.
Also helping with funeral arrangements are Kathryn Jones and John Wynne-Jones, a St Asaph councillor, who wanted to help after hearing about the tragedy.
Mr Wynne-Jones said: “People have been so kind, I asked Caramel Stud Carriages in St Asaph, what they can do and they said a white horse drawn carriage would be free for Lucy’s funeral.
“It will match her flowers which are her favourite colours white and purple.
“Jeff Roberts the undertaker is doing everything at cost price and the flowers have been heavily discounted.
“So all the fundraising can go towards the family.”
Lucy, who was a keen dancer, was a former member of the Bodelwyddan Marblettes morris dancing troupe and was a member of Funkystars in Abergele.
A spokesman for Funkystars said: “We are very saddened by the loss of our ‘Lucie Lou’ she has been with us for over two years and she was a massive part of the troupe.
“She was so kind and helpful always willing to help anyone learn new dance routines and our dancers have said that they have lost their big sister.”
The funeral was held today (Wednesday, December 18) at the Marble Church in Bodelwyddan.
An investigation has been launched by North Wales Police and the 58-year-old driver of the van has been released on bail until February after being arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving.