A CAMPAIGN TO pay for the funeral for a tragic little boy who died in an accident on a construction site has raised £2,785.
A fundraising appeal was launched on the Fundrazr website to help the mother of Conley Thompson who died in an accident near his home in Worsbrough, Barnsley, last week.
So far some 262 people have made donations. Lizzie Eaton said on the website: “How kind it’s amazing how the community have helped and raised and come together such a heartbreaking tragedy.”
And Paul Davies said on the website: “I would just like to say I have pledged already but I am working doing deliveries for a local takeaway in S70 -3 area I will donate all Sunday evenings tips that I received.”
June Bacopn, who set up the website, said: “Paul, thankyou so much I. wish I could meet all the people that have donated.”
Police say Conley left his home on Underwood Avenue in Worsbrough Dale, Barnsley, shortly after 6pm on Sunday after telling his mother he was going out to play with friends without saying specifically where he was going.
The youngster was found dead the following morning after becoming stuck in a vertical pipe at a construction site at nearby Bank End Road.
South Yorkshire Police now believes reports Conley had gone to play with friends at a local park may have been inaccurate.