Students are helping to raise funds in memory of a fellow pupil who tragically died.

The teenager was a student at Witton Park Academy, Blackburn and now students have set up a Just Giving Page through which they are hoping to build two wells in her name.

The page which set out to raise £1500 has already passed £2000 in a less than a day.

The Just Giving page reads, “We, as students of Year 11 at Witton Park Academy, want to raise money for 2 wells to be built in Pakistan for our angel Nimra.”

Meanwhile, flowers have been placed near the front entrance of the school this week.

Andy Burton, Headteacher from Witton Park Academy said, “On Monday we received the very sad news that a member of our school community had died. Our deepest sympathies are with family and friends.

“We are all deeply saddened by her passing away. We have talked with pupils in groups and individually, about this sad occasion, offering support and time for pupils who would like to talk or reflect with someone to help them.

“Support will continue to be available in school for some time should pupils wish to talk to someone to help them. Pupils and parents have been directed to wider support available from Kooth and Childline for additional support.

“The pupils are a close-knit group in the year group. We have all been moved in school with the tributes paid to their fellow pupil in support of the family and each other.

“It is very important for us, as a school community, to support each other through this tragic experience. The response from pupils and staff has been humbling.

“The levels of respect being shown by all have enabled us all to feel secure and express our feelings. The tributes to and very happy memories are being shared in school today.

“Over the coming days we will draw upon school routines and positive relationships to support each other and the family.”

On Sunday, police and paramedics were called to a house, on Crosshill Road, to attend to a concern for welfare incident, but sadly the person involved had died.

A family statement read at the time, “We are trying to come to terms of the death of our caring and wonderful daughter. It has come as a great shock to all her family and friends. Her memory will be something we will cherish forever.”

You can donate to the cause here