VIDEO: Friends and family remember Kellyanne with bench tribute

Seven months after her untimely death, a bench in a beautiful setting has been dedicated to a young Bridlington woman.

Kellyanne Barratt was only 31 when she died unexpectedly last November, leaving her family and friends devastated. But they were determined to create a positive memorial to her. Friend Catherine Rylatt said: “A group of Kellyanne’s friends got together and we decided that we wanted somewhere to go, somewhere where we could remember her, so we decided to do some fund-raising.

Dedication of a memorial bench to Kellyanne Barratt at Sewerby Hall and Gardens, attended by family and friends - Friends Claire Buttle and Catherine Rylatt, Kellyanne's step-mum Angela Allen and her father Paul Barratt sat on the bench.

Dedication of a memorial bench to Kellyanne Barratt at Sewerby Hall and Gardens, attended by family and friends - Friends Claire Buttle and Catherine Rylatt, Kellyanne's step-mum Angela Allen and her father Paul Barratt sat on the bench.

“So many people helped, we did a fun run, held a raffle, and Debenhams, where Kellyanne worked, helped a lot.

“The bench is in lovely surroundings, in Sewerby Park Gardens, which is a special place to us. It’s somewhere we can feel close to her, and reminisce.

“Her death was so unexpected, she was so young and she is greatly missed. The dedication of the bench on Sunday was seven months to the day since we lost her, and it was a chance to celebrate her life.” The many family and friends who gathered wrote messages for Kellyanne on balloons and released them.