THE funeral of terror bomb victim Olivia Campbell-Hardy takes place this week – and her distraught family have asked mourners to not wear black.

Instead mum Charlotte and step-dad Paul Hodgson want people to wear blue, her favourite colour, or another bright colour to celebrate her life.

Mr Hodgson, aged 47, has announced that the funeral will be held on Tuesday, June 20 at St Anne’s Church, Tottington at 1.30pm. From the church in Chapel Street, the funeral will move to Radcliffe Crematorium and finish at Bury Football Club.

A number of short-term road closures have been announced to allow for the funeral procession. 

The singer, who has wowed audiences around the world after the family released a video of her singing John Legend’s hit, All Of Me, was killed after an Ariana Grande concert on May 22, when suicide bomber Salman Abedi detonated his home-made device.

Olivia, of Redvales Road in Bury, had been at the concert with best friend Adam Lawler, also 15, who is currently recovering in hospital.

Instead of flowers the family have said if anyone wishes to make a donation it will be given to the music department at Tottington High School, where 15-year-old Olivia was working towards her GCSEs.

Brian Duffy, headteacher at Tottington High School, said: “We are very appreciative of the gesture from Olivia’s family and feel humbled the offer has been made to us. I have discussed this with Charlotte Campbell, who would wish we use any money for the benefit of our children in school and especially in music in honour of Olivia.”

Mr Duffy also revealed the school is looking into erecting a permanent memorial to Olivia. On Tuesday Tottington High School will be closed to students as a mark of respect for Olivia, Mr Duffy added it would allow pupils the opportunity to attend the funeral. Days after the tragedy, a memorial event was held for Olivia.

Her mum told the crowd: “I can’t thank you enough for what you have done for us, for being here, for giving us your support, for sharing everything everywhere. This is such a hard time for us, but I had to come, something told me I had to come. I can see Olivia’s face there. As a family, we are united, we are standing strong. I ask her friends, strangers, relatives, to do the same. Please, stay together, don’t let my daughter be a victim.”