The funeral in memory of travel agent apprentice Chloe Rutherford will be held on Thursday, June 15.

The 17-year-old was one of the victims of the Manchester suicide bombing last month when 22 people were killed by attacker Salman Abedi.

Chloe, who worked at Westoe Travel as an apprentice and was due to start full time this month, died alongside her boyfriend Liam Curry, 19.

Westoe Travel’s charity appeal raising money for both Chloe and Liam’s families has already raised more than £2,000.

The public service takes place at St Hilda’s Church in Market Place, South Shields, at 10:30am on Thursday and will be followed by a private family service.

Donations will be collected on the day for the Cancer Connections charity, in memory of Liam’s father, who died just months before the bombing. The young couple were at the Ariana Grande concert to spend some time together after grieving for Liam’s dad.

At the funeral, family flowers only have been requested and anyone who would like to make a donation to Westoe Travel’s appeal can do so here.