MORE than 700 people attended a service at Gloucester Cathedral on Monday to pay tribute to a teenager Ramarni Crosby.

In a deeply moving service, family, friends and members of the community came together to say farewell to the much loved 16-year-old, who died in December following a fatal stabbing.

The cathedral tower was lit blue for the seven days prior to the funeral, as a tribute to Ramarni.

It was his favourite colour.

Blue balloons were also held by people lining the route to the crematorium, along Coney Hill Road.

A week before the funeral, Ramarni’s uncle Danny Davis completed a month of 5k runs to raise money for youth services in the area.

Hundreds of people took part and so far more than £25,000 has been raised for youth outreach services in the area.

Further events are being held to continue the fundraising, with a football fun day being held in Ramarni’s memory later this month.

It is taking place at Tuffley Park, Podsmead, on Saturday, February 26 at 3pm.

Further details to come via the Put The Knives Down Gloucester Facebook page:

To make a donation to the fundraiser in memory of Ramarni, visit: