June 17, 2019 10.04 am This story is over 30 months old

Nearly £1k raised for funeral of biker who died in A57 crash

Biker, 23, had many friends from all walks of life

People have raised £820 to give a 23-year-old man who died in a crash “a good send off.”

Richard Arbon, a motorcycle rider, lost his life in a crash on the A57 near Saxilby on Thursday, June 6.

An air ambulance rushed him to hospital, but he died from his injuries and many paid tribute to his life.

Hayley Fowler has now set up a fundraiser asking for people to donate £1,000 to help the family with funeral costs.

“His family were not expecting this to happen,” wrote Hayley on the Just Giving page. “No one expects a 23-year-old to pass in such tragic circumstances.

“We are hoping to raise as much money as possible to allow the family in this extremely difficult time to give Richard the send off he deserves.

“Every little helps. He was well-liked in the Air Soft community, cadets, steam punk, cosplay and biking communities.”

Richard Arbon died in a crash on the A57 near Saxilby.

Richard’s family were not aware of the fundraiser, but have now added their thanks to the 38 people who have donated so far.

David Arbon, Richard’s dad, said: “I just wanted to add my personal thanks to all those who have donated so far.

“It is gratifying and heartwarming to see that Richard had so many friends from all walks of life.

“These donations will go along way to help with the funeral costs, thanks to all from an extremely grateful family.”

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