Friends of murdered Paige Doherty are organising an event to celebrate the teenager’s 16th birthday.

Jayne Crawford, who is organising the event, made an appeal on Facebook for caterers to supply food for around 200 people.

Paige would have been celebrating her sweet sixteen this month, and it is understood her friends are hosting an event to celebrate on behalf of the teenager’s family.

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Facebook users took to the social networking site to offer their support to the event.

Hannah Lindrup said: “This is amazing. Paige would love it.”

Alexis White added: “That’s so thoughtful of you Jayne, wee Paige would be so proud of you.”

Paige’s mum Pamela Munro shared the appeal on her Facebook page and asked her friends to help find caterers.

The 32-year-old heartbroken mum also posted a picture of her daughter as a baby on Facebook.

Glasgow Times:

Paige had left a sleepover at a friend's home and was on her way to collect her wages from her part-time job as a hairdresser when she went missing on Saturday, March 19.

Her body was found 48 hours later in a wooded area just off Great Western Road in Clydebank.

Glasgow Times:

Meanwhile, Future Stars and Creative Dance Academy  in Summerston and Yoker showed off their best pout for Paige and helped raise funds for the a fundraising campaign set up as a tribute to the teenager.

Paige was known in the dance community for her involvement in freestyle disco dancing competitions, and members of the dance school had competed against her in the past.

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The school dressed up in pink on Saturday and raised over £140 from their event.

Dance teacher Kellyann Butler, who runs the school with Catherine Butler, said: “Everyone at the school has been affected by Paige’s death.

“In freestyle dance, we all know one another and we are extremely proud of the parents and children pulling together to show their support.

“Paige’s dance teacher is a good friend of mine and Catherine, and we just want them all to know we are here supporting them and if there’s anything we can do we will do it.

“We can’t even imagine what Pamela and her family are going through.”

Last week, a man charged with the murder of 15-year-old Paige made a second private appearance in court.

John Leathem, 31, of Clydebank, West Dunbartonshire, made no plea or declaration during the full committal hearing at Dumbarton Sheriff Court.

He was remanded in custody after the hearing, which came less than a week after his initial appearance in the dock.

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