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Thousands Raised For Little Boy's Funeral

Tuesday October 28 2014


Jake Croft Jake Croft


OVER £5,000 has been raised in two days for a four-year-old boy who tragically lost his battle with leukaemia.

Jake Croft started to show signs of being unwell just four weeks before he was diagnosed with the disease earlier this month.

He had stage four neuroblastoma, a cancerous tumour that develops in nerve tissue, usually just above the kidneys.

He sadly passed away on Friday night.

Donations flooded in from well-wishers and over £3,500 had been raised in one day, before Dearne-based Gala Tent Ltd pledged £1,269 to take the family to their £5,000 target.

Friend Sarah Berry, who set up a Go Fund Me page, said: "Jake's parents, Claire and Stuart, are overwhelmed with all the donations. Jake will get the amazing send off that he deserves." 

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Reply Posted by bfc :( on Tuesday October 28 2014 at 10:37
R.I.P. young lad..
Condolences to the family and friends at this very very sad time in your life..

Reply Posted by kaley on Tuesday October 28 2014 at 12:36
all my love to you all xx

Reply Posted by Liz on Tuesday October 28 2014 at 13:59
Just remember that beautiful smile and always think of him like that xx

Reply Posted by meeeee on Tuesday October 28 2014 at 14:19
Donations are still open go to the site and search for nearby causes to find jakes funding page xxx

Reply Posted by Emma B on Tuesday October 28 2014 at 15:13
Here's the link if anyone wishes to help
www.gofundme.com/ga0kzc

Reply Posted by Lee on Tuesday October 28 2014 at 17:03
god bless you lovely little boy, life is so cruel and no parents should ever lose a child. Nice to see people club together for the family. Thoughts are with this little mans family. Fly high little Angel. Xxxxxxx

Reply Posted by Ex Barnsley resident. on Tuesday October 28 2014 at 21:15
This is a terrible disease and life doesn't make sense for such a young boy like Jake. To the Croft family, we share your loss and hurt at this time as it is very hard to understand the loss of your boy.
R.I.P. Jake. From a caring reader in Oz.

Reply Posted by lee on Tuesday October 28 2014 at 23:32
god bless jake. it gets me so mad that we have to raise money to save a child's life.
there is no money in the world that can replace life. it only needs respect and consideration for the type of illness. xx