IN the days and weeks following the tragic death of Liberty Baker the people of Witney pulled together to support her family and friends.

Now, more than six months after her death, they are doing so once again to keep her memory alive.

A festival in the town is the perfect way to remember the life of a girl who loved music and loved life.

On June 28 last year, just two days before her death, she went to Weston-super-Mare to watch McBusted. It is fitting that 364 days later she will be remembered by festival-goers in her home town.

Liberty’s outgoing nature gave her a large circle of friends, and it is these young people who are now giving up their time to organise the festival in her name.

It is easy to be negative about our young people but we should not forget that it was they who organised many of the tributes to Liberty in the days after her death.

Now, along with her family, they are working hard to make the festival a success.

Following Liberty’s funeral, her parents Paul and Maureen thanked the people of Witney for their support in the dark days after she passed away.

Lib Fest not only pays tribute to their daughter but demonstrates the spirit of our town in the face of tragedy.

The efforts of her friends and family have ensured she will never be forgotten.