Westlife record song for Niamh Curry's funeral
- 30 May 2012
- From the section Northampton
About 300 people have paid tribute to five-year-old Niamh Curry, who died from a rare form of cancer.
Pop stars Westlife recorded a message of condolence and an acoustic version of their Number One hit Unbreakable for the funeral at Kettering Crematorium.
Niamh was well known in the county for her and her family's work campaigning for awareness and funding to treat her neuroblastoma.
Her charity, Niamh's Next Step, attracted support from Westlife.
'Amazing little girl'
When news of her death on 20 May was announced on social media networks, the group was so moved they recorded the song and a message that paid tribute to an "amazing little girl" who had been an inspiration.
They said they had been "very sad" to learn of her death.
Niamh was was diagnosed with neuroblastoma in 2010 when she was three. She underwent several bouts of medication, including chemotherapy, radiotherapy and an operation to remove a tumour, but the cancer returned at the end of 2011.
Her family were due to take her to Philadelphia to receive specialist care in September but she developed an infection which gave way to severe pneumonia.