Cousin of Ian Tang sets up Just Giving page to help give him ‘the send-off he deserves’

About 500 mourners attended Ian Tang's funeral in North Walsham. Picture: Norfolk Police

About 500 mourners attended Ian Tang's funeral in North Walsham. Picture: Norfolk Police - Credit: Archant

The cousin of a popular 20-year-old North Walsham man has set up a Just Giving page to help the family during this sad time.

Reana Zagni hopes to raise £4,500 to provide Ian Tang with 'the send-off he deserves'.

She said: 'My cousin Ian Tang sadly passed away on Sunday. The community has already done so much for all of our family regarding the search to find him.

'Words cannot describe how grateful we are to you all - the search would not have been this quick without any of you. We hate to ask but with this being so sudden we just don't have the money to give Ian a send-off, let alone one providing the send-off he deserves.

'I would really appreciate any help if anyone could spare a few pounds to make this slightly easier for our family.

'I know it's an expensive time of year for everyone but to raise the funds for a funeral at the moment just seems impossible. Thanks for any donations made. We appreciate it so much and love you all from the bottom of our hearts.'

She described her cousin as a 'kind, loving man, who did not have a bad bone in his body.

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'He always knew how to make someone laugh, and whenever we saw him he always managed to make people smile with the things he said and did. He had a deep love of animals and was studying animal management at college.

'He had a lovely friendship group who all loved Ian very much. Ian was an amazing son and brother who was always there for his family. He looked after his siblings and always had a very close relationship with them. He was the perfect son, perfect brother.

'He was a wonderful grandson, nephew and cousin, and I cannot say anyone could say a bad thing about him.

'We would like to thank everyone for their kind words and messages. We apologise if we have not replied to them all - it's all just a lot to take in at the moment.'

Yesterday, Mr Tang's father Robert described his heartbreak after his son's body was discovered in woodland.

Ian Tang was last seen on Sunday morning walking on the B1145 after a night out with friends at the KA club in North Walsham town centre.

Up to 250 members of the public helped to search for Mr Tang on Tuesday. His body was found just outside the town, at Swafield, at 11.15am that day.

Mr Tang's father Robert Tang said on Facebook: 'My heart broken. We weren't prepared for you to go. You were too full of life to be taken away from us so soon, it's still hard to believe.

'We were blessed to see you grow up, but you are gone too soon.'

Mr Tang, who worked at Rossis in the town, had been studying at City College Norwich since September.

Police are not treating the death as suspicious.

You can donate to the Just Giving page here.

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