Event in memory of killed Kynan

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A MUM who was born in Hucknall is calling on the town to support a fundraiser in memory of her son, who was brutally killed eight years ago.

The parents of Kynan Eldridge, who died after being attacked by his landlord in September 2005, have vowed to help others through annual musical extravaganzas.

This year, Anne and Peter Eldridge are planning a barn dance at Ravenshead, where they now live.

The cash raised will then be offered as a grant to assist young people achieve their potential through music - which had been a passion of Kynan’s before his death at the age 31.

Those to have benefited to date include the junior section of a former colliery brass band, and a group of youngsters learning DJ skills.

Anne said: “We try to have an event each year, and we encourage people to apply for grants.

“The only criteria really is that it’s for young people, and that they are doing everything they can but need a little help.”

Sound technician Kynan died from stab wounds to his neck and chest after a ‘frenzied’ attack at the Findern Court property in Mansfield where he rented a room from his Tunisian killer Abderrahmen Dhaou.

A row over rent had escalated, and Dhaou pleaded guilty to manslaughter through diminished responsibility.

The alcoholic cannabis user was found to be mentally ill at the time of the attack.

The family say his death also triggered the death of his grandad, Bernard, who passed away months later. The Kynan Eldridge Fund was set up in memory of them both.

The barn dance at Ravenshead Village Hall will be held on Friday, 28th June.

Tickets are £8 and includes a light ploughman’s supper .

They are available from Godfreys in Ravenshead Precinct or by phoning 01623 793533 or e mailing eldridgeslee@gmail.com