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Town's Residents Pull Together To Help Boy

Thursday November 7 2013

We Are Barnsley We Are Barnsley

COLLECTIONS have been started for a 12-year-old Barnsley boy left an orphan after his dad was killed in a road accident, just six weeks after his mum died from cancer.

Lewis Clough is now being looked after by his dad's fiancee Dawn Porter at the home they shared in Hoyle Mill.

Lewis's mum Manda, from Lundwood, died from cancer just weeks before his dad 44-year-old Ian Clough was killed as he rode his motorbike to work on the night shift at Premdor in Darton.

Friends and those who have read about the tragic story were so touched that several collections have now been launched to try to help Lewis.

Money is already being donated at the Hoyle Mill pub, at the fish and chip shop on Pontefract Road, Lundwood, and another at Lundwood Premier store, also on Pontefract Road.

It was on October 17 at 9.35pm when Ian's blue Yamaha motorbike was travelling on the A637 Barnsley Road towards Darton where he worked and a silver Citroen Xsara Picasso was travelling in the opposite direction.

The vehicles collided on a sweeping bend near to Bence Lane.

The motorbike left the road and came to rest down an embankment. Ian suffered fatal head injuries and died at the scene.

The 82-year-old car driver, also from Barnsley, was not reported to have been injured.

Police want to speak to anyone who may have witnessed the manner of driving prior to the incident or anyone who saw the collision.

Witnesses are to call 101 quoting incident number 1263 of October 17.

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Reply Posted by Cesca on Thursday November 7 2013 at 10:38
This poor little boy no one can imagen what he is going through bless him

And argue all you want with me all people over 65 should have to do there driving test again they blame the young drivers when they're just as bad

Reply Posted by ana s. on Thursday November 7 2013 at 10:41
Other than money...what does he need please? Like toys clothes etc....? Poor little man :-(
R.i.p to his parents ...:-(

Reply Posted by me on Thursday November 7 2013 at 10:49
Bless him. Nice to see a community coming together to help a boy in need. Lets give him a brilliant Christmas this year. X

Reply Posted by Liam on Thursday November 7 2013 at 11:03
gonna try and set a donation and go round Barnsley College and work.

Reply Posted by debbie on Thursday November 7 2013 at 11:13
this has made me cry this morning you poor young man.And to the people who have started a collection you are amazing yet again the people of barnsley show there true colours.Well done

Reply Posted by sue sidebottom on Thursday November 7 2013 at 11:25
Great when people pull together like this.xx

Reply Posted by Alfred on Thursday November 7 2013 at 14:38
Do we have a Batman in the making?

Reply Posted by June on Thursday November 7 2013 at 14:55
My heart goes out to this poor boy but I'm pleased and proud to live in a community that pulls together this way.

Reply Posted by mandy on Thursday November 7 2013 at 17:40
God Bless ..and what a wonderful woman for looking after the little boy.x

Reply Posted by Andrew on Thursday November 7 2013 at 18:33
Wonder if the Alhambra will set up a collection spot for any gifts people can donate before Christmas as not everyone can get to the places mentioned .....I know it wont bring his parents back but might show him the community does care.

Reply Posted by sharon townsend on Friday November 8 2013 at 10:35
I agree. Makes you proud to live. In barnsley.

Reply Posted by Michelle on Friday November 8 2013 at 10:36
Yea as xmas is only round the corner lets make this little mans xmas xtra special and put a smile on his face I think alambra would be a good collection spot to donate clothes or toys for him xx

Reply Posted by Donna on Friday November 8 2013 at 10:37
Can we donate money online? The poor boy xx

Reply Posted by theresa on Friday November 8 2013 at 10:41
This poor little lad cud do with money donated so his step mum cud go out n buy lots ov great chrismas presents for him. E may nt need clothes. Bt gifts is a great idea.

Reply Posted by Kath on Friday November 8 2013 at 10:47
Also a good idea would be setting a trust fund,help the lad when he gets older,

Reply Posted by carl on Friday November 8 2013 at 11:15
Maybe someone can contact Ben Mansford at the Football Club. See if they would do a bucket collection at a game? Or if the young lad is football mad, get him down the club to meet everyone.

Reply Posted by LucyB on Friday November 8 2013 at 12:49
poor little guy, lifes cruel but glad he has someone, if people let us know what he needs we can provide :)

Reply Posted by Ant on Friday November 8 2013 at 12:53
Really heart breaking. Will be delight to contribute in any way...I have a play station 2 with docking station,4 x controllers, snow board, eye toy, golf accessories and 40 games. I know this is an early model PS, but it has been well looked after, and I would like to give this a donation. Please inform me of where it needs to be delivered..