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Best friends honour their 'beautiful' mums on eve of Manchester Arena attack anniversary

Two best friends whose mothers both died in the Manchester Arena terror attack have spoken of their loss on the eve of the two year anniversary.

India and Darcie were both 15 when they were dropped off to watch Ariana Grande by their mums, Lisa Lees and Alison Howe.

Lisa Lees and Alison Howe were killed in the atrocity on May 22, 2017.

Both women were planning to pick their children up from the foyer when the concert finished.

We just kept ringing our mums but they weren't answering...

Yeah, we didn't want to believe it really. We thought they might be waiting somewhere else.

– India and Darcie

India and Darcie are best friends - now bonded even closer by their shared loss.

I hope to be just like her when I'm older.

She always said to believe in myself and never give up.

– India and Darcie
India and Darcie remember their beautiful mums as full of love and hope.

Like their daughters, Lisa and Alison were close friends.

And the girls say they want their mums to be remembered with the same love and laughter they'll share forever.

We always went out as a four - they were just as good friends as we were.

– India and Darcie

Here's how they remember their mums:


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