A TEENAGE girl’s moving lament to her late school friend is to be played at a music festival in Chipping Sodbury this Saturday.

Kieron Hackers was just 17 years old when he died in November 2017 from sarcoma cancer.

Olivia Press, 18, who went to school with Kieron at Brimsham Green, has written a song especially for him.

She wanted him to hear it, but he died before it was finished.

Now the song, which has been recorded by Olivia, is to be broadcast during a special tribute to Kieron at Saturday’s Sodfest.

Set to take place on the Ridings, Sodfest is a one-day music festival, organised by Chipping Sodbury Town Football Club, as a community get together and club fundraiser.

Diane Walters, who is helping with the event, said: “Kieron played for the club’s Under 18s squad.

“Me and my husband Gary, who is CSTFC’s treasurer, will be going on stage to explain what Kieron means to the club, because there will be people there just for the music, who don’t know about him.

“Everyone at the club feels it’s important for us to keep him close and see that his memory lives on.”

Olivia’s song will be played out at 7pm, prior to performances from the evening’s headliners - 80s pop duo China Crisis, Popstars runners-up Liberty X, and British hip-hop group Blazin Squad, with Marcel (from Love Island).

Talented bands from the area will also be playing at Sodfest, alongside Madness and Take That tribute bands - Nuttyness and Just Take That.

Olivia said she feels truly humbled that her song for Kieron is being played at the event.

Her song is called Up There and in her posting on Facebook, when she shared the song for the first time, she wrote: “Kieron always believed in me, I’ll admire every aspect of the person you are to make myself a better person, sweet dreams Kiers.”

Here are some of Olivia’s song lyrics:

“Loving you was easy,

“We both had first times together,

“Do you remember when we where two feet tall, walking down to nursery?

“Holding little hands,

“There’s not one day that goes by that I don’t think of you.”

To hear the rest, come along to Sodfest on Saturday.

Tickets available via: cstfc.co.uk/ sodfest-2018.html