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Tributes paid to 'beautiful friend' who died in cliff tragedy

By Carl Jackson | Penkridge | News | Published:

Tributes have been paid to a 21-year-old woman who died after falling from a cliff, while a fundraising campaign has been set up to donate money to her parents.

Sarah Brewster

Sarah Brewster, from Penkridge, is thought to have lost her life after a 40ft plunge at Blue Lake quarry north Wales less than a fortnight ago.

Her funeral is set to take place on Monday and Pillaton Tea Room, where she worked as a waitress, will close out of respect.

Staff posted a tribute on the venue's Facebook page which included pictures of the fun-loving former Wolgarston High School pupil.

The message state Sarah was due to turn 22 on Wednesday this week. It said : "Just a reminder we will be closed all day Monday for Sarah's funeral. Thank you for your support.

"As its her birthday today we wanted to share some photos of our beautiful friend who will be partying somewhere on her birthday, we love and miss you Sarah so much you can't imagine xxx."

The Blue Lake quarry in north Wales

Postal workers in Stafford have set up fundraising campaign online to help support Sarah's parents which has gained more than £2,000 in donations in just over a week.

Jum Van De Mortel who set it up wrote on the 'gofundmepage': "Our friend Gary Brewster and his wife Rachel have lost their daughter Sarah, who was only 21 years old, in a tragic accident.

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"We are a group of postmen and postwomen from the Stafford area who have known and worked with Gary for many years.

"Our goal is to raise funds in a short time to help with money worries and inevitable time off work."

Mr Van De Mortel included an updated message expressing appreciation for the money pledged in a short amount of time.

It said: "I would like to thank everyone for the support and donations, "Thank you" doesn't seem enough, but I don't know what else to say.

"I knew that lots of people would contribute and support this campaign, but the speed at which this has happened has taken me and everybody involved in setting this up quite by surprise."

Emergency services were called at around 1.55pm on Wednesday, May 31, the quarry at Friog, near Fairbourne, in the county of Gwynedd.

Carl Jackson

By Carl Jackson
Reporter - @cjackson_star

Senior reporter for Staffordshire and Walsall.

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