Stanton: Pupils raise cash for Four Friends fund

Four Friends Memorial Fund: Pupils raise cash for fund

SCHOOL children have raised nearly �500 for a memorial fund to remember four friends who died in a workplace accident.

An own clothes day at Stanton Community Primary School managed to raise �481.66 for the Four Friends Memorial Fund in honour of brothers Daniel and Thomas Hazelton and their workmates Peter Johnson and Adam Taylor.

The four men died on January 21 while working at Claxton Engineering Services Limited in Great Yarmouth.

Daniel, 30, Tom, 26, and Peter, 42, were from Stanton and Adam, 28, was from nearby Rickinghall. For the past few years Daniel had also been living in Rickinghall.


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Yesterday, the fund, which has been launched by the East Anglian Daily Times in liaison with the men’s families, stood at more than �2,500.

Sue Chapman, headteacher at Stanton Community Primary School, said: “One of our members of staff was related to one of the men and we just had an own clothes day and we just asked for donations towards the fund.”

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The nursery children wore fancy dress, Mrs Chapman said, as they normally wear their own clothes.

There are 160 pupils at the school, in Bury Lane.

Among those raising money for the fund, which is to achieve a permanent memorial, are The Cock Inn pub, in Stanton, and the White Horse pub, in Rickinghall.

Stanton Football Club, for which Daniel and Adam played, was presented with a cheque from Old Newton Football Club prior to Saturday’s match which is being donated to the Four Friends fund.

David Shave, of Old Newton FC, said the players donated the money and the club also donated some out of club funds.

n If you would like to support the fund to create a lasting memorial to the four friends, please send cheques payable to Archant Regional Ltd (write Four Friends Memorial Fund on reverse of cheque), to Four Friends Memorial Fund, c/o the editor, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP4 1AN.

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