Group’s support for soldier’s family

A Belper group set up in wake of soldier Lee Rigby’s death marked the day of his funeral by releasing 50 balloons.

Around 40 members of Belper Strong gathered in the Memorial Gardens on Friday, July 12 to set free their red, white and blue tribute while Lucy Milford played guitar and sang “Fix You” by Coldplay.

Meanwhile, a collection was held for the British Legion and Belper’s Drop Inn Youth Centre.

The group staged a peaceful march through Belper on June 23 after Drummer Rigby was killed outside Woolwich Barracks.