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Georgia Mann's family pay tribute to the 'outgoing, crazy and fun' teenager who died in A249 crash

By Chloe Holmwood

The family of a teenager who died after a car crash on the A249 have paid tribute to their "beautiful angel".

Georgia Mann, from Milton Regis, was a passenger in a black Audi A1 Sport which was hit by a white Volkswagen Caddy van shortly before midnight last Wednesday.

The crash happened on the Sheppey-bound slip road onto the A249 at Bobbing.

Georgia Mann (5087731)
Georgia Mann (5087731)

The 15-year-old was taken to London's King's College Hospital where she died on Friday morning.

Georgia's sister Sammy Law said: "She was very outgoing, crazy and fun.

"She was always dancing and singing, and would do anything to help anyone.

"Georgia was very popular and will be missed by everyone who knew her."

The 26-year-old, who lives in Tunbridge Wells, added: "We are all really proud of her – our beautiful angel.

Georgia with her niece Imogen and mum Michelle (5089076)
Georgia with her niece Imogen and mum Michelle (5089076)

"She donated all her organs to save lots of other children and we have been told her heart has been given to a little baby.

"That's something she always wanted to do.

"Organ donation and blood donation is a hard choice to make but it saves so many lives and it gives us real comfort knowing our loss has not only stopped others from losing someone they love, but also that Georgia is living on through others."

Her mum Michelle Mann added: "Georgia was such a drama queen and full of life.

Joe Law, Sammy Law, Charlie Mann, Georgia and Alfie. Brothers and sisters together (5089078)
Joe Law, Sammy Law, Charlie Mann, Georgia and Alfie. Brothers and sisters together (5089078)

"She always had everything she wanted but wanted the life of a celebrity.

"Georgia would constantly call me after anything happened, even the smallest things she had to call and tell me about.

"She was the biggest mummy's girl."

An assembly with Georgia's year group was held at Westlands Secondary School on Monday morning when pupils returned from half-term, and staff are also planning to celebrate her life and contribution to the school.

Head teacher Simon Cox said: "It is with the greatest of sorrow that we have lost Georgia, one of our popular, enthusiastic Year 11 students, who had the personality to fill any room.

Georgia and mum Michelle (5089074)
Georgia and mum Michelle (5089074)

"To quote one of my colleagues: 'So unbelievably sad. Georgia epitomised our school. Someone who didn’t always have it easy, but who was maturing into a real success story'.

"All of us in the school community and beyond are going to miss her."

On Friday a candlelit vigil was held at Gore Field, Grove Park, in Georgia's memory, which had around 500 people in attendance.

More than £15,000 has been raised in less than a week to help with funeral costs and a memorial for Georgia.

A GoFundMe page set up on Friday by Georgia’s sister, Sammy, surpassed its £10,000 target within seven hours of going live.

The goal has since been raised to £20,000.

Sammy said: “We want to say thank you to everybody who has donated.

The candle-lit vigil for Georgia (5055209)
The candle-lit vigil for Georgia (5055209)

“I initially put £10,000 as the target but I had no idea it would get to that – I was amazed when it did.

“Now we can give Georgia the best funeral we can and have some kind of memorial, while also give money to the critical care unit at King’s College that looked after Georgia.

“During the worst part of our lives, the staff were absolutely amazing, the best we could ask for, and we want to support them to make sure they are there for other families in that situation.”

Georgia’s family also want to kick-start a campaign urging people to get out of their cars if they break down, whenever and wherever that may be.

“We want to drill into people, especially teenagers, that when you break down you get out of the car and stay well away from it until you are ready to leave.”

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