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Daria Pionko Memorial Service – Updated


A short memorial service is going to be held at 2.30pm on Sunday 3rd January 2016. SPRINGWELL ROAD, Leeds. Not Holbeck lane as previously said.

Please come if you can, bring a candle, flowers, something to let the world know she was valuable.

Instead of starting another post about this I’ll just respond to comments and things here:

The police would like me to point out that a memorial service was held on 24th December on Springwell Road, I’m so pleased about that and almost decided not to continue planning the Sunday memorial, but I am still going ahead. I know the majority of us didn’t know Daria and I like to think that this isn’t about knowing someone, It’s about being given the chance to remember a life, to stand in the place of her family and treat her as though she were one of our own.

I’ve also been asked if I have invited the press along. No is the simple answer. For me, this isn’t a press opportunity. Apart from one or two friends who have said they will come with me and Kathryn Fitzsimons, the wonderful vicar who has offered to lead the service I don’t know if anyone else will turn up. I’m prepared to stand alone in the rain, but thankfully a few friends are standing with me.

I was asked whether Yorkshire Evening Post could advertise the service and I said yes, so I’m hoping others who feel they too would like to stand with me will come. Anyone turning up will be welcome, I can’t stop people taking photographs, but hope people accept this as a memorial and respect the reason why we are there. I’m still thinking it’ll be me and a few friends, so feel all this is rather unnecessary.
For those who couldn’t be there, this is the report from the Yorkshire Evening Post.

http://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/news/latest-news/top-stories/memorial-service-in-south-leeds-street-after-death-of-woman-21-1-7653766

Thanks to those who turned up, it was very cold and pouring, but perhaps some comfort to those who knew her.

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