Fireworks street party to be held in memory of boy who died earlier this year

A fireworks street party will be held tomorrow in memory of a 14-year-old boy who died earlier this year.

Kieran Wright, 14, died suddenly on July 27 at Great Ormond Street after doctors discovered fluid on his brain.

The former Royal Liberty School pupil had been taken ill with a headache before being taken to Queen’s Hospital, from where he was transferred to the children’s hospital.

Tomorrow his friends from his school will be attending the party in Taunton Road, Harold Hill, along with his family and neighbours. The event is open to the public from 6pm and visitors are asked to bring a sparkler or firework as well as a plate food, and a donation from Great Ormond Street Hospital.

Kieran’s sister-in-law Nichola Fell said: “The event is open for everyone. There will be music and we are hoping to raise lots of money for the hospital.

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“Kieran was a beautiful young man – the best brother in the world.

“He had a headache before he got ill, and when he lay down he started vomiting. At Queen’s Hospital he had a cardiac arrest, before he was operated on at Great Ormond Street, but they weren’t able to save him.

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“The event tomorrow will be a good way to get everyone together in his memory.”

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