Summer Grant’s uncle thanks community for huge support after bouncy castle tragedy

Summer Grant, who died when a bouncy castle at a fun fair in Essex was blown away by strong winds.

Summer Grant, who died when a bouncy castle at a fun fair in Essex was blown away by strong winds. - Credit: Archant

The uncle of Hellesdon girl Summer Grant who died when a bouncy castle was blown away at an Easter fun fair has thanked everyone for their support and donations.

Local residents look at the flowers and tributes to Summer Grant on the railings of her school, Vall

Local residents look at the flowers and tributes to Summer Grant on the railings of her school, Valley Primary. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2016

The seven-year-old, who went to Valley Primary School in Hellesdon, died from her injuries when a bouncy castle was blown away in Harlow Town Park at an Eater fun fair on Saturday afternoon.

Summer's uncle Shawn Grant told the BBC the support the family had received was 'overwhelming'.

A crowdfunding page had raised more than £8,000 by Wednesday morning.

'It's such a tragic thing to happen. She was a little angel - so kind, so loving, so polite - adorable little girl,' he said.

Flowers and tributes to Summer Grant on the railings of her school, Valley Primary. Picture: DENISE

Flowers and tributes to Summer Grant on the railings of her school, Valley Primary. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2016

'On social media, the messages we've received, it's just been wonderful, it really has.

'I just want to say, on behalf of the family, thank you so much for all the flowers, gifts, donations towards the funeral costs.'

A woman, 24, and a man, 27, both from Cambridgeshire, were arrested on suspicion of manslaughter by gross negligence and bailed until May.

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• Do you want to pay tribute to Summer? Email lauren.cope@archant.co.uk or call 01603 772313.

Flowers and tributes to Summer Grant on the railings of her school, Valley Primary. Picture: DENISE

Flowers and tributes to Summer Grant on the railings of her school, Valley Primary. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2016

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