Cecil Memorial Fund launched to help under-privileged children
parents of Dylan Cecil, the four-year-old boy who died after falling
into the sea in Burnham last August, have launched a Memorial
Fund to help raise money to benefit under-privileged children.
of people turned out this week to watch a convoy of colourful
cars cruise around Kettering this week to mark the launch.
than 50 cars took part in the car cruise from Wellingborough to
Kettering, where Dylan lived, in a bid to raise cash for the newly-formed
convoy was led by three cars modified to look like Lightning McQueen
from the childrens film Cars, which was one of Dylan's
favourite films. Owner
Michelle Barrow used to live near Dylans family, and modified
the car as a tribute to him.
drowned after falling from Burnham's jetty into Bridgwater Bay
on August 19th last year, sparking a huge search operation
by the town's Coastguards, lifeboat and hovercraft crews. His
body was found washed up four days later.
An inquest was held
in February into the tragedy when West Somerset's coroner
recorded an accidental verdict.
The scenes in Kettering this week in memory of Dylan Cecil, who
died in Burnham last year (pics courtesy of Northants Telegraph)