The schoolfriends of Olivia Pratt-Korbel will paint their nails pink as the nine-year-old is laid to rest this morning.
Olivia’s funeral is being held at St Margaret Mary’s Catholic Church in Knotty Ash, Liverpool, in a service which began at around 11am.
Her family have asked mourners to ‘wear a splash of pink’ in her memory. The service will be followed by a private burial and wake.
Mourners wearing pink have begun to arrive at the church. Olivia’s headteacher, Rebecca Wilkinson, was among those at the church.
Staff from the funeral company wore dark suits with pink cravats and pink butterfly brooches.
Olivia was shot dead in her home at around 10pm on Monday, August 22, by a gunman chasing 35-year-old Joseph Nee.
Nee had barged inside in a desperate bid to escape after Olivia’s mother, Cheryl Korbel, heard loud bangs and opened her front door to see what was going on.
Mourners wearing pink have begun to arrive for the funeral of Olivia Pratt-Korbel