Family’s fundraising drive for Gorleston tragedy victim Ava-May Littleboy

Ava-May Littleboy, three, who was killed when an inflatable trampoline exploded in Gorleston Picture

Ava-May Littleboy, three, who was killed when an inflatable trampoline exploded in Gorleston Picture: LITTLEBOY FAMILY/JUSTGIVING - Credit: Archant

Fundraising has begun to remember a three-year-old who died on Gorleston beach.

A police cordon was in place around the Bounce About play area after the incident at Gorleston beach

A police cordon was in place around the Bounce About play area after the incident at Gorleston beach on Sunday Picture: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant

Fundraising has begun in memory of a little girl who died after she was thrown from an inflatable castle on an East Anglian beach.

Ava-May Littleboy, three, of Suffolk, was named on a JustGiving webpage as the little girl involved in the tragedy on Gorleston Beach on Sunday. She later died in James Paget Hospital, Gorleston.

The JustGiving page, set up by Abbie Littleboy, said: “On 1st July 2018, 3 year old Ava-May Littleboy tragically lost her life after a bouncy castle exploded on Gorleston beach.

“Her family would like to kindly ask for donations to help fund a child’s bench in memory of Ava that will be put in her local park of Somersham, Suffolk.”

Police at the scene on Gorleston beach Picture: Tom Chapman.

Police at the scene on Gorleston beach Picture: Tom Chapman. - Credit: Archant


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Earlier at a press conference, Supt Roger Wiltshire, of Norfolk Police, said: “My understanding is that the mother had a conversation with the stall holder and the child went on the equipment.

“The trampoline was designed just for one person to use and she was the only person there at the time. As far as I understand her mother was watching nearby,

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“I am a dad myself and I cannot imagine what the family are going through.

“You go to a place like Gorleston for a day out and then this happens.”

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