Plans for Corrie McKeague concert to help raise funds for SULSAR search charity

Missing Corrie McKeague, last seen in Bury St Edmunds

Missing Corrie McKeague, last seen in Bury St Edmunds - Credit: Archant

The family of missing RAF Honington serviceman Corrie McKeague, who disappeared from Bury St Edmunds nearly six months ago, are planning a concert to raise funds for Suffolk Lowland Search and Rescue (SULSAR).

The February public search for Corrie McKeague at Barton Mills. Andy King (Suffolk Lowland Search an

The February public search for Corrie McKeague at Barton Mills. Andy King (Suffolk Lowland Search and Rescue) talking with Nicola Urquhart. Picture: PHIL MORLEY - Credit: Archant

The charity have spent more than 6,000 man hours searching for Corrie McKeague since his disappearance on September 24.

The RAF Regiment gunner, originally from Fife, Scotland, was last seen in Bury St Edmunds at 3.24am on September 24 in a refuse area behind shops, off Brentgovel Street.

The theory he may have tried to walk home led to thousands of hours spent searching hundreds of acres between Bury and RAF Honington, where Corrie had been based for three years.

Police are now searching a landfill site near Cambridge, with detectives and Corrie’s family believing his body may have been in one of the bins in Brentgovel Street.

Nicola Urquhart, Corrie’s mother and a police officer in Scotland, has previously pledged to spend the rest of her life raising money and awareness of SULSAR, who helped organise three public searches for Corrie and carried out multiple searches with police.

She has now revealed plans for a charity Corrie Concert, which would support the volunteer search charity.

She posted on the Find Corrie Facebook page: “As I’ve said from the start I will always try to find ways of raising funds for SULSAR and the charities that’s have helped to support us to find Corrie.

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“But I also want to find a way of showing the amazing community spirit, the kindness and love that has been shown to myself, Makeyan, Darroch and our families.

“So plans are underway to have Corrie’s Concert this summer. This will be a charity event and we hope to include as many local traders and members of the community that feel they could bring something positive to a full day event that celebrates everything beautiful about this area.

“This will take a huge amount of planing but we have a professional at our helm by the name of Ollie, so now we bring it together.”

She said if anyone has relevant skills or suggestions that may help, they can email findcorrieconcert@outlook.com

• If you have any information relating to Corrie’s disappearance, phone Suffolk police on 101

All we know about the investigation into Corrie can be found here

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