The Archbishop of York will lead the funeral of Katie Rough, the seven year old girl who was killed in York last month.
Dr John Sentamu will be joined at York Minster by friends and family who have been asked to dress formally but with a colourful twist.
In a statement, parents Paul and Alison said: "We are asking as many people as possible to attend and to wear traditional funeral outfits but to add a splash of colour such as a rainbow tie, red shoes, bright hair piece, etc., - whatever you feel comfortable in."
After the dismissal at the end of the service, a private family service of committal will also be held at the Minster.
Katie was found on 9th January with severe lacerations to her neck and chest on a playing field in York. She died later in hospital.
A 15-year-old girl, who cannot be named, has appeared in court charged with Katie's murder. She is due to appear at Leeds Crown Court again on Thursday.
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