Donations pour in to give tragic Cameron ‘the send-off he deserves’

Cameron Chadwick
Cameron Chadwick

Thousands of pounds have been donated to a fund-raising appeal in memory of a popular teenager.

Fifteen-year-old Cameron Chadwick died last Tuesday after the motorbike he was riding crashed into a bus stop on Helvellyn Road in Norley Hall.

Cameron Chadwick

Cameron Chadwick

Tributes have been pouring in for the Abraham Guest Academy pupil and hundreds of people attended a vigil on Friday, leaving flowers and releasing balloons in his honour.

Donations have also been made to an online appeal set up to raise money for Cameron’s funeral.

The appeal was set up by Joanne Neill, from Pemberton, last Wednesday and can be found here.

More than £3,600 has been donated so far by 242 people.

I have set up this page to help raise funds towards giving such a polite well mannered lad the send off he deserves

Joanne Neill

She wrote: “An amazing, well thought of young boy gained his angel wings far too soon in a tragic accident.

“I have set up this page to help raise funds towards giving such a polite well mannered lad the send off he deserves.

“I’m sure as a community we can spare a donation, no matter how small, to show how well thought of Cameron really was.

“Thoughts and prayers are with his family at this sad time.”

Cameron, from Norley Hall, had been riding a black Yamaha motorbike along Helvellyn Road when he hit the bus stop and was seriously injured.

He was taken to Wigan Infirmary for treatment but medics were unable to save him.

His family described Cameron as “the happiest, funniest, loving lad” and school principal Paul Bousfield said he would be “sorely missed by staff and pupils”.

Police are appealing for witnesses to what happened to contact them on 0161 856 4741, quoting incident number 1340 of February 7.

Alternatively, call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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