Plea to give carer who died after nightclub fall ‘the send-off she deserves’

Sister of ‘caring’ young woman who died after falling from nightclub fire escape appeals to give her ‘the send off she deserves’

Katie Davenport, from Southport, died in hospital nearly two weeks after falling in the back of the town’s Hey Amigos nightclub. “The straight A* student” and dedicated carer “fought as hard as she could” after the September 4 incident before dying in hospital on September 17.

LancsLive previously reported how the incident happened shortly before 3am and emergency services rushed to the scene on West Street after Katie fell from an emergency exit at a party. She rushed to the hospital but despite doctors’ best efforts, she died 13 years later.

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Katie’s sister, Lianne Clegg, has now asked people to join her and her family at Katie’s funeral before celebrating her life that evening, the ECHO reports. Lianne said: “Katie’s funeral will take place this Friday October 14 at 4pm at West Lancashire Crematorium, followed by the underground on Portland Street for a celebration of Katie’s short life.

“There is no dress code, but Katie’s favorite color was green. Only family flowers please, but any voluntary donations can be made to the Walton Center on the day. Please please let’s give my little sister the send off she deserves.”

His family and friends launched balloons in his memory

Lianne and her younger sister Cassie have previously shared how Katie was a “caring” woman and worked at the Promenade Care Home before her death. Lianne said: “She was the most gorgeous person and everyone loved her.

“Nobody ever said anything bad about her. She was so driven by work and she loved her job. She gave her all for her job and she gave her all to make sure the residents of the house were okay .

“She never cared about drinking and clubbing. It destroyed us. Of the three of us, she was the only one with her head screwed.”


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