Ascot Underwriting has launched a scholarship through the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) in memory of Keely Donovan who tragically died last month.

The Keely Donovan Scholarship will be managed and administered by RADA and will help to support less privileged actors and actresses through drama school.

Ascot chief executive Martin Reith said: "Keely was very involved with amateur dramatics and much of her spare time was committed to performing. In consultation with her parents and with the help of RADA, we have established this fund as a tribute to Keely's memory."