Megan Hurley was the daughter of Michael and Joanne Hurley and the sister of Bradley.She was 15 years old at the time of her death on 22nd May 2017.
Megan had a real talent for sport. She competed for her school in running and was a strong swimmer.She loved spending time on a jet ski with her dad. She loved history, but also had a creative side and chose photography and graphic design as two of her GCSEs.
I heard about Megan’s surprising maturity and that she had “a very gentle, quiet nature that everyone was endeared by”. Family friends commented that Megan “was the daughter that you hoped your own daughters would turn into”. She was family orientated and idolised all her cousins. Her parents felt that, given her caring nature, she would make an amazing midwife. She had also been considering a career in physiotherapy, or perhaps becoming a vet because of her love of animals.
Megan’s bond with her brother Bradley was commented upon by many. Some spoke of being “in awe” of their relationship, and that they were like best friends, with a “sort of secret language”, which saw them laughing hysterically at things no one else understood.
I heard from many people who loved Megan. They spoke of her beautiful and infectious smileand how it was easy for her to make others feel happy. It is said that she made and kept friends easily and I can see why.
Events of 22nd May 2017
Megan loved Ariana Grande and received a ticket to the concert as a Christmas present.Bradley bought a ticket so that he could go with her. Megan was so excited in the lead‑up to the concert that she would share videos and pictures with Bradley, counting down to the date.
On the day of the concert, Megan and Bradley spent time getting ready together, joking and taking photographs.There was a happy atmosphere in the Hurley home and they were both excited about the night ahead. After being dropped off by their parents, Megan and Bradley bought T‑shirts before finding their seats. Megan and Bradley spent the concert singing, dancing and taking photographs together, having a wonderful night. They left their seats after the encore and walked together, holding hands and laughing, to the City Room. They entered the City Room at 22:30:49.