Tragic circumstances brought together a community who continue to campaign and fundraise in memory of two Hucknall schoolboys.
A village fair was held at Papplewick’s Griffin’s Head on Sunday to help further boost funds for the Put Things Right cycle safety campaign.
“It was a fantastic day and we raised in excess of £3,000,” said charity chairman, Ben Marshall. “We are delighted with the number of people who supported the event and I would like to thank everyone for the donations, including stallholders and visitors.”
The Put Things Right initiative was set up after the double death of two pupils from Hucknall’s National Academy who both died in separate cycle accidents.
Harrison Carlin and Jeff Townley died within weeks of each other and are remembered through the formation of the charity by their friends Jack Chaplin and Corey Palin.
“It was a successful day and a wonderful atmosphere was created honouring Harrison and Jeff,” added Ben.
The charity is now preparing activities for the new school year in September.
“We will soon be meeting with the various agencies to discuss our future initiatives which may be more advanced bike handling courses including safety on mountain and BMX bikes,” explained Ben. “But our message remains the same - making youngsters aware of the hazards whilst cycling on the roads and realizing that accidents can happen for real -like they have here.
“We want to harness the emotion and energy to keep kids safe.”