Send us your pictures, video, news and views by texting DST to 80360 or email us
Big-hearted friends and colleagues dig deep to help sons of tragic PC Andrew Bramma
MONEY has been flooding in to a fund set up in memory of a policeman who was killed earlier this year while on his way to an emergency call.
Big-hearted friends and colleagues of Andrew Bramma have already raised more than £20,000 and are now planning to boost that figure even earlier.
The 32-year-old died on January 5 when the police van he was driving left the A6108 and smashed into a tree by West Tanfield, near Ripon.
He left a widow and two young sons, Jack and Sam, who were aged just three and 11 months at the time of his death.
In the wake of the tragedy a fund was set up by the North Yorkshire Police Federation to help support the two youngsters and since then a host of fund-raising events have been held in the county as well as in Greater Manchester where he previously served and in his home town of Leeds.
Sergeant Mike Stubbs said: “Thanks to donations from members of the public, police officers around the country, and in particular, Andrew’s former colleagues together with members of Stanningley Rugby League Club where he played, more than £20,000 has been raised - but we are aiming to substantially increase that in the coming months.”
In the latest fund-raising move wristbands bearing PC Bramma’s warrant card numbers have been produced and are now available for a suggested donation of £1.
They have been made in yellow, blue and white to represent his great passion for his hometown clubs, Leeds Rhinos and Leeds United, and production costs have been covered by Leeds Building Society.
Sgt Stubbs added: “With recent research showing that the cost of bringing up a child is now more than £200,000, we want to do as much as possible to ensure that Jack and Sam have the same opportunities that they would have had if Andrew had still been here to provide for them.”
Donations to the fund can be made by cheque payable to “NYPF Jack and Sam Fund” or by electronic bank transfer to the fund account, sort code 08 60 01 account number 20303088.
Comments are closed on this article.