This programme is dedicated to the memory of Maddy Lawrence.

Maddy lived in Sheet, attended Churcher’s College and then the University of West England in Bristol. She lost her life in March 2022, aged just 20.

Maddy sustained an injury playing rugby for her university team. Despite a courageous fight in hospital, Maddy died of sepsis two weeks later.

Her parents established the Maddy’s Mark charity in her memory.

Eight months on, Shine Radio’s Noni Needs hears from some of those who knew her best. Leyli Cowell, Abbie Jones, Krish Dheir, Hazel Joel and Will Clark share their personal memories of Maddy along with some of her favourite music.

Shine Radio will continue to support the Maddy’s Mark charity throughout 2023 and you can find out more about it, and hear other reports about its fundraising, at https://shineradio.uk/maddysmark/

Photographs

Abbie Jones and Leyli Cowell
Abbie Jones and Leyli Cowell
Krish Dheir
Krish Dheir
Hazel Joel
Hazel Joel
Maddy Lawrence and Will Clark