Gofundme page set up for victim of Castle Rising crash nears target

PUBLISHED: 10:48 09 October 2018 | UPDATED: 11:26 09 October 2018

Flowers left at the scene of the crash, at Castle Rising  Picture: Chris Bishop

Flowers left at the scene of the crash, at Castle Rising Picture: Chris Bishop


A crowdfunding page set up for the family of a car crash victim has almost reached its target.

A tribute left at the crash scene  Picture: Chris BishopA tribute left at the crash scene Picture: Chris Bishop

Craig Cooke, 27, was a passenger in an Audi car which left the road and collided with trees at Castle Rising, near King’s Lynn on Monday, September 17.

He was airlifted to Addenbrooke’s Hospital, where he later died of his injuries. The driver suffered minor injuries.

Friend Paul Malcolm set up a Gofundme page, with a target of £7,000, after the crash. Today, the total stood at £6,520.

Donors have paid tribute to Mr Cooke, whose fiancee is expecting their first child in December.

Dan Hipkin said: “Craig was a true gentleman and his pride and joy was his classic car. He was a considerate neighbour and will be greatly missed.

“Very sorry to here this terrible news. Thoughts and prayers go to all the family at this tragic time.”

Julie Powell said: I work for Exaclair Limited and worked with Craig as payroll and HR manager, he was a great person, so gentle and kind, taken too soon, my thoughts our with his family at this sad time.”

Flowers have been left at the scene of the crash, on the Lynn Road west of the village.

A note with one bouquet read: “Craig, thinking of you and your family. Fly high. Lots of love.”

The Gofundme page can be accessed here.

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