Thame Youth Memorial
Registered UK charity number 1135630.

Laura Coleman's Story


Laura would be described as lovely, bubbly and friendly by all those that knew her. She had a very caring personality and warm nature, and always wanted to be involved with all that was going on around her.

Laura attended St Josephs Primary School, and went to Secondary School at Lord Williams School in Thame from 1997-2003. Laura loved working with children at trampolining classes in Thame and Rosie’s Nursery in Aylesbury, and she went on to study childcare at Oxford College.

At the age of 16 Laura was in a car accident on the Chinnor Road and later died from her injuries that evening. The close friends she made in Thame recently took part in a sponsored run to raise money for a bench in her memory. This is placed at the recreation ground in Thame where she spent lots of happy times with friends.

Laura packed a tremendous amount of living into 16 years, making an impact on so many people’s lives that knew her. She leaves wonderful memories for all of those lucky enough to have known and loved her.