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Paddy Dear's mother calls for awareness of fatal infection

PUBLISHED: 11:10 26 May 2016 | UPDATED: 11:10 26 May 2016

Tricia Dear, mother of 16-year-old Paddy Dear who died after falling down a cliff on his school trip.

Tricia Dear, mother of 16-year-old Paddy Dear who died after falling down a cliff on his school trip.

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The mother of a 16-year-old boy, who died on a geography school trip, has spoken about the tragedy in the hope of raising awareness of sepsis.

“In your mind, you know that so much time has elapsed that hope is drifting away.”

The body of Paddy Dear, of Hornchurch, was found at the bottom of cliffs in Pembrokeshire, Wales, at 1am on March 18.

Now his mother Tricia Dear has spoken to the Recorder about the tragedy of losing her son.

Tomorrow, schools in the borough are wearing orange to honour Paddy and raise awareness of sepsis, which 44,000 people die from each year.

All money raised will be donated to the UK Sepsis Trust – to donate, visit sepsistrust.org

To read the full story, pick up a copy of the paper tomorrow.

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