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Foo Fighters pay tribute to cancer victim at Glastonbury after social media campaign

Fundraiser Laura Plane was remembered by her favourite band. Credit: Laura Plane

There was a poignant moment last night at the Glastonbury Festival for the family of a Devon fundraiser who died last month after her health deteriorated.

Laura Plane raised more than £70,000 for breast cancer awareness charities after she was diagnosed in 2009.

The teacher from Plymouth - a previous Pride of Britain winner - was a huge Foo Fighters fan and had been planning to see them at Glastonbury before her death.

Thousands of people watched the headline set on the Pyramid Stage. Credit: PA Images

It all came about from a request made by Laura's husband John on social media after he realised she would be too ill to celebrate their tenth wedding anniversary at Glastonbury.

He posted a message to the Foo Fighters on Instagram asking them to dedicate the song to her at the end of May.

The request was re-posted 12 million times and caught the attention of Dave Grohl, who sent John his own message of support.

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Although Laura could not be there, the band made sure the night was a very special one for her memory and her family.

Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl paid a touching tribute as he dedicated Laura's favourite song Everlong to her on the Pyramid Stage.

It was also the song she chose for the first dance at her wedding.

Our reporter Claire Manning spoke to Laura's husband John about the whole experience:

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