Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Hundreds attend Nadine Blake's funeral

Nadine Blake
Image caption Mourners wore bright pink, Nadine's favourite colour

Hundreds of mourners have attended the funeral of a teenager who died after losing a battle with cystic fibrosis.

Nadine Blake, 18, from Hampshire, who was born with the disease, died earlier this month.

A horse and hearse carriage accompanied by a funeral cortege of dozens of cars travelled from her home in Leigh Park to Warblington Church, Havant.

Her mother, Becky Blake, said she wanted Nadine to have the "Leigh Park version of Jade Goody's funeral".

Mourners dressed in Nadine's favourite colour, bright pink, and wore pink corsages.

Constant pain

Hundreds of pink balloons were released as the horse-drawn carriage carrying Nadine passed.

After being told she had six months to live last year, Nadine wrote a list of everything she wanted to do.

She met many of her idols, including the cast of The Only Way is Essex and singer Peter Andre.

Her father, Carl Blake, said: "She was lovely, she would do anything for anyone.

"She used to go through so much pain, but she never used to moan about anything."

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