Lee Rigbys sister helps family of Manchester bombing victim deal with grief

first_imgThe sister of murdered fusilier Lee Rigby has been helping to comfort the family of one of the Manchester Arena bombing victims.Courtney Rigby told how she has befriended the bereaved family of Olivia Campbell – one of 22 fans who died in the attack at the Ariana Grande concert in May.The bombing happened on the four-year anniversary of her brother’s murder by Michael Adebolajo and Michael Adebowale, in Woolwich, south London, in 2013.The 16-year-old told The Sun on Sunday how she had visited her brother’s grave and released balloons before seeing the news of the arena bombing on the television that evening. The teenager was speaking as she launched her Siblings Stand Together campaign, which will form part of the Lee Rigby Foundation.She is hoping to offer comfort and support to young people facing similarly traumatic experiences and share her advice. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. She has offered Olivia’s distraught older sister Chelsea advice on how to cope with the grief of losing her 15-year-old sibling.Courtney told the newspaper: “I could see this family, in their grief, were exactly where we were four years earlier and it was heartbreaking.”No one should go through this. My vow is to help as many bereaved young people as possible.” She added: “I want to be there for youngsters who feel as lost as I did and let them know that they are not on their own. That would make Lee proud and that makes me smile.” Lee Rigby Lee Rigby was murdered in Woolwich, south London, in 2013Credit:PAlast_img