Tributes paid to ‘our amazing Grace’

Alison Grace
Alison Grace

The dad of a woman who died after being hit by a car has paid tribute to her.

Alison Grace, 48, died following the collision at the junction of Birchley Road and Martindale Road in Billinge on May 3.

A teacher at Lamberhead Green Community Primary School in Orrell, Alison, who was from Billinge, was out was out jogging at the time of her death.

Leslie Grace, Alison’s father, said: “Alison was a wonderful daughter and mother to Emma and Joe. She was also a very talented lady.

“She was born and bred in Billinge which made her a true Billinger. She gained a first class honours degree in textile design at Loughborough College of Art and won a National Award for her designs.

“She was presented with the Sir Frank Warner Memorial Medal by the Princess Royal at a dinner at the Vintners Hotel in London.

“She became a freelance hat designer for a company called Fredbare who supplied Harrods and outlets all over the world. She qualified as a teacher and taught primary school in Wigan for 23 years.

“She truly was our amazing Grace and will be sadly missed by her mother, father and brother and sister.”

Emergency services were called at around 12.25pm on May 3 but it is believed Alison died at the scene.