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Family's tribute to Tammy Brown who collapsed and died at St Edward's Primary School in Sheerness

By Chloe Holmwood

The devastated family of a woman who died suddenly at a Sheppey school have paid tribute to a 'bubbly and loving mum'.

Tammy Brown was at St Edward's Primary School in Sheerness to pick up her ticket for the Young Voices concert at London's O2 Arena, which her daughter Naomi was taking part in that evening, when she collapsed on the premises in New Road.

Police and medics were called at about 1.30pm on Friday, February 1 but, despite their best efforts, the 42-year-old could not be saved.

Tammy Brown
Tammy Brown

Paying tribute, Tammy's sister-in-law Louisa Allen said: "She was a really lovely person, helpful to everybody.

"Tammy was the sort of person, if you had anything on your plate, she would be there for you. She'd be the first one on your doorstep to offer any help."

Louisa, of Barrow Grove, Sittingbourne, added: "Tammy had a bubbly personality – she was full of fun.

"She was always making the best of things, always happy, smiling and was very thoughtful."

Floral tributes have been left outside St Edward's Primary School in Sheerness
Floral tributes have been left outside St Edward's Primary School in Sheerness

Louisa said Tammy, who grew up in Sittingbourne before moving to Sheppey about two years ago, loved her family "beyond anything" and that her children, Naomi, 10, Danny, 12, and George, 19, "were her life".

"She would have done anything for her children," Louisa added.

Speaking on behalf of the family, Louisa said: "We are all devastated. No one expects to get up in the morning, go about their business and not see people again. That's the tragic part of it.

"Tammy will be missed by many people, she touched a lot of people's lives in one way or another, and we feel she was taken too soon.

"The world is a poorer place without her."

Flowers and messages have been left outside the school
Flowers and messages have been left outside the school

Tammy, a stay-at-home mum, was also a great supporter of a number of charities including the Demelza Hospice Care For Children charity shops in Sheerness High Street.

Louisa said: "She was very good-hearted. She always wanted to give something back to people."

Staff at the Demelza shop, opposite the Island Fish Bar, have also paid tribute.

Lynda Mannering said: "I would like to say on behalf of the shop, Tammy was a very valued customer and will be sadly missed by all that knew her."

Floral tributes have been left outside St Edward's Primary School
Floral tributes have been left outside St Edward's Primary School

Floral tributes have been left outside the school in Tammy's memory.

An inquest into her death is due to open on Tuesday.

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