Fundraising legacy for Dylan

Generous school friends of tragic Dylan Crossey have raised over £4,000 for the hospital which tried to save his life.
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Dylan Crossey

Pupils at All Hallow’s Catholic High School in Penwortham, where Dylan was a year 11 student, raised the sum for the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital by choir singing, non-uniform days, bucket collections and sales.

“It’s overwhelming”, said Dylan’s mum Tracey Milligan.

“I went in just thinking they’d been doing a fundraising non-uniform day, but the headmaster said they’d smashed their £4,000 target.

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“It’s amazing. It just shows how much Dylan was loved at that school. It’s a hard time financially for people, so to do this is overwhelming.”

The money from All Hallow’s brings the total raised since Dylan’s death in October to more than £10,000.

Over £5,000 was raised at a memorial football game to him played at Bamber Bridge’s Sir Tom Finney Stadium, and Cop Lane Primary School and Kingsfold Primary School have also held a number of fundraising events.

Tracey said: “When someone dies things can quieten down, but this is all helping to keep Dylan’s memory alive and to get the support from the schools is magnificent for the family.”

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The family is now planning on organising a ball to present cheques to their chosen charities - Manchester Children’s Hosptial, Rapid Response and Penwortham St Teresa’s Football Club, as well as setting up a charity in Dylan’s name.

Dylan, of Buckshaw Village, died aged 15 on October 8 after being knocked off his bike the night before in Chain House Lane, Whitestake.

A 42-year-old man from New Longton is on bail until February 27, having been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and drink driving.

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