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Family of Campion School student Paddy Dear give thanks for donations

PUBLISHED: 07:00 31 March 2016 | UPDATED: 07:11 31 March 2016

16-year-old Paddy Dear from Hornchurch

16-year-old Paddy Dear from Hornchurch

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A fundraising page created by the family of Paddy Dear, from Hornchurch, has raised more than £15,000, since it was created last Tuesday.

The 16-year-old Campion School student was found at the bottom of cliffs in Dale Fort, Haverfordwest, West Wales, on March 18, during a geography trip.

Initially his family hoped to raise £2,000 for his name to be embroidered on rugby shirts for the 2017 Campion School rugby tour to Australia, which he was meant to go on.

Now the extra donations will be divided between charities chosen by Paddy’s mum Tricia, dad Michael, and sister and brother Nancy, and Joe.

Paddy’s godfather Danny Coyle said he couldn’t believe the outpouring of generosity.

He said: “The family are overwhelmed with the response to the fundraising page and would like to thank everyone who has made a donation and left such kind messages.

“They continue to underline just how much Paddy was loved and will be missed.”

To donate to the fund, visitcrowdfunding.justgiving.com/paddy-dear.

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