A POPULAR event is to return in memory of a 23-year-old girl who died last year. 

Molly Pegler from Nailsworth - who had dreams to become a journalist - died last year. 

She was born with hypopituitarism, a rare life-threatening hormone deficiency although this was not discovered until she was 14.

Molly was completing an online journalism course with the British School of Journalism and sadly she was only a few words away from finishing it when she died on Sunday, July 24 last year. 

She used to help her mum Rachel Pegler with designing posters for the annual Stroud Country show. 

Stroud News and Journal: Molly and her mum Rachel Pegler

"It's my 15th year of designing the posters this year and the whole show is in memory of Molly," said Rachel. 

Stroud News and Journal: Poster for this year's Stroud Country Show

"We still cannot believe that last year was Molly's last ever show. 

"This past year has been the most hideous year in all of of our lives.

"Our grief is immense and our beautiful family has been broken.

"Molly was our everything, she was funny, caring, intelligent and had the most beautiful soul.

"She was loved by so many.

"Obtaining a freelance journalist qualification after her death was heart wrenching, she tried so hard for years working endlessly from her chair to achieve it and never got to see her achievement.

"I am so proud that the show this year is in memory of Molly.

"Seven thousand visitors attended last year and my children's tent was full of smiling faces all day.

"Molly enjoyed whizzing around the craft tent over the years in her chair and around the rest of the show buying shiny things, candy floss and enjoying the entertainment - she just loved the whole joy of the event.

"We miss her so so much and it has been difficult this year to carry on with anything.

"I decided to carry on with my part of the show because this is what Moll would have wanted.

"Our Stroud show team have named the show Biscuits to honour her & the series of books I write to raise funds for her healthcare.

"We have face painting, biscuit decorating, paint a pot and a royally big biscuity piece of art which will be auctioned off for Children in Need. 

"For someone so poorly she did so much good, including writing a disability column for the SNJ advocating for those with disabilities.

"Molly was truly an amazing girl."

Stroud Country Show will take place at between 11.30am and 6pm at Stratford Park on Saturday, July 15.