December 6 2013 Latest news:
Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Loyal friends of an artistic Dereham teenager who died suddenly three years ago have vowed to keep her memory alive by releasing a charity CD “she would have loved”.
Beth Robinson, 17, died in her sleep at her Dereham Road home in Scarning in August 2010 after being diagnosed with a mild form of epilepsy.
Her friends from Dereham Sixth Form have spent two years planning, practising and carefully choosing a selection of songs to record for a CD released in her memory this week.
Beth’s obsession with the Twilight films inspired some of the songs, another was performed at Beth’s memorial service, and others were written especially for the CD.
All the proceeds from its sale will go to the charity SUDEP which supports research into the sudden unexpected deaths in epilepsy, which Beth died of.
Close friends of Beth’s, Yots Areemitr, 20, from Shipdham, and Laura Pirret, 20, from Dereham were among the group who organised the CD, bringing guitar players, singers and piano players together.
Miss Pirret said Beth would think they were “crazy” to record a CD in her memory but said she would have been pleased with the result.
“The pain of Beth’s death will never heal, but doing something like this is like a medicine, it soothes,” she said.
Mr Areemitr added: “It brings back the nicest memories I have with her. And it helps patch up the pain of losing her.”
Beth’s mum, Joanna Robinson, described how she has been overwhelmed by the support and dedication of her daughter’s friends.
“It really has brought back all the memories,” she said.
“When I first listened to the CD I bawled my eyes out, it is emotional. But three years down the line and we’ve kept her memory going. Beth was quirky and a bit ditzy and would have loved all this.”
The CD, which was recorded free of charge by Gary Frost at MDM recording, costs £3 and is available from Sounds music shop on Nunn’s Way in Dereham. Anyone who wants to buy the CD should ask in the shop as it is not on display.