Volunteers needed for Henry Hicks family fun day

The shrine where Henry Hicks died in a police chase in Islington (photo: Arnaud Stephenson)

The shrine where Henry Hicks died in a police chase in Islington (photo: Arnaud Stephenson) - Credit: photo: Arnaud Stephenson

The organiser of a family fun day in aid of the Henry Hicks Foundation is appealing for donations and volunteers to help organise the event.

Daryl Day, 24, a former Islington resident, plans to hold the event on August 6 next year in Highbury Fields.

All the money raised at the event will go towards the charity set up by Claudia Hicks to help families pay for unexpected funeral costs, following the death of her 18-year-old brother Henry during a police chase last December.

Mr Day, 24, is looking for 20-30 volunteers to help out on the day as well as donations for the raffle and tombola.

He is planning live entertainment and bouncy castles for children and refreshments will be on sale.

He decided to hold the event after hearing about the work of the foundation.

“I didn’t know Henry but his story touched me. His family have worked tirelessly to get justice for Henry and everyone is still working hard with help from locals.”

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He added: “The work that the foundation does is amazing. My heart goes out to Claudia for setting up the foundation. She has been an inspiration to everyone and I know she would make her brother proud.”

Mr Day hopes to raise £10,000.

Claudia Hicks, who in September was named Inspirational Fundraiser of the Year in the London category at the Pride of Britain awards, said: “Hopefully we can raise lots of money for the foundation. Since the Pride of Britain award we have had lots of families come forward that need help financially.

“Anything we raise will be amazing, hundreds or thousands, whatever we make will go towards good use and help a family that needs it.”

As the anniversary of her brother’s death approaches, Miss Hicks is also organising a night in remembrance of Henry.

Daryl Day can be contacted at darylday1991@gmail.com