Westoe Travel in South Shields will be decorated pink and blue next week as the town remembers Chloe Rutherford and Liam Curry on the third anniversary of the Manchester Arena bombing.
The travel agency will join other businesses and shops in the town on to pay tribute to the young couple who died at Manchester Arena on May
Chloe, 17, was an apprentice at Westoe Travel but died alongside her boyfriend Liam, 19, at Manchester Arena on May 22, 2017. The South Shields couple, who were ‘inseparable’, were two of the 23 killed that night, including the suicide bomber.
Although Westoe Travel is currently shut, with staff working from home due to the lockdown, the travel agency will be decorated in pink and blue hearts in memory of the young couple.
Graeme Brett, director of Westoe Travel, said: “Despite the lockdown and many businesses being closed, the town will still remember the young couple who were well known in the town through their love of music, performance and sport. South Shields is a very close-knit community and the support for the families is amazing.”
The Chloe and Liam Together Forever Trust was set up as a legacy to the couple by their families and gives grants to support talented young people to achieve their ambitions in sport and performance. More than 130 grants totalling over £250,000 have been awarded by the trust so far.