Sadly, earlier this week we said goodbye to Lola, a much loved friend. This is my tribute to you.

Kate put so much effort into bringing you on I can’t put into words how I feel. But, I do know this, no-one could have raised you to this level and have cared so much.

You could have done so much more but, sadly, sometimes things don’t work out as they should.

You were only nine but, after a while, it was clear that some things are not to be and the decision had to made – what was best for you.

So, Golden Melody, this is my page for you…

Your star shone brightly but, sadly, for too short a time.

We salute you.