Funeral fundraising for Coventry brothers Corey and Casper, 6 and 2, raises £22k so far - The Coventry Observer

11th Aug, 2022

Funeral fundraising for Coventry brothers Corey and Casper, 6 and 2, raises £22k so far

Felix Nobes 26th Feb, 2018 Updated: 27th Feb, 2018

A CALL for donations for the funeral of two Coventry brothers killed in a crash last week has raised over £22,000.

The fundraising page was created in honour of Corey and Casper Platt-May, aged six and two respectively.

The boys died in a hit-and-run collision last Thursday.

The page on the JustGiving website was created on Friday and had an original target of £2,000.

It reached its latest target today of £22,500 thanks to 1392 donors.

The sites page reads: “Please help Louise and Reece to raise money for funeral costs.

“The money can go towards things such as flowers etc, all donations are appreciated from the whole family!

“Thank you for the unbelievable amount of support.”

The mother of the boys released a heart-breaking tribute to both boys on Friday saying: “Corey was an amazing boy. He never kept still, always had to be doing something and coming up with new ideas of things to do.

“Casper was a cheeky little boy, always getting into trouble and driving his brothers crazy.

“But he was so loving and caring and constantly told his family how much he loved them.”

People can leave messages of support on the page.

One poster Angela Hammond said: “My thoughts and prayers are with this family and so sad to lose your babies, Heaven has gained two angels – so very sorry i’m lost for words.”

Another poster Michaela Feeley said: “This incident has touched all our lives, very upsetting.

“I cannot imagine what the family are going through but know our thoughts and support are with you all.

“Be strong and love never ends.”

The boys were with their mum in MacDonald Road in Stoke around 2pm when they were struck by a black Ford Focus.

Both boys had been taken to hospital with severe injuries. Their mother was unhurt.

Robert Brown, aged 53, of Attwood Crescent, and 41 year-old Gwendoline Harrison, of Triumph Close; both Wyken, appeared before Coventry Magistrates Court sitting at Warwick Justice Centre in Leamington on Saturday February 24. They were remanded in custody until a hearing at Warwick Crown Court on March 22.

They face two counts of causing death by dangerous driving while Brown also faces charges of driving while disqualified, with no insurance and otherwise than in accordance with a licence.

Harrison faces a further common assault allegation.

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