August 17, 2020 5.01 pm This story is over 16 months old

Over £2k raised after Lincoln man’s tragic lake death

The fundraiser nearly reached its target

A fundraiser to honour Arnie Weavers after he died in an incident in a lake in Lincoln has raised more than £2,000.

Arnie’s body was recovered from fishing lake near the Sainsbury’s supermarket, known as Starmers, in the early hours of Thursday, August 13.

Police are not treating his death as suspicious, and tributes came in via social media to pay respects to the man.

The fundraiser has been created by his “best friend and brother” Mason Stillings.

In the description of the GoFundMe page, Mason asks people to give Arnie “the send off he deserves”, and it has surpassed the £2,000 target.

A total of £2,038 has been raised at the time of writing this, with some even donating up to £100 at a time.

It has been shared over 400 times and there has been 70 donations for the cause.

Notable comments along with the donations came from Joseph White who donated £50, saying: “From all your former work colleagues at AW Curtis on Long Leys Road, Arnie, rest easy mate.”

Dec Grace, a friend of Arnie’s, also donated £50 and said: “A truly tragic loss. Anyone who ever met Arnie had their lives enriched by him.

“Few could hope to have such a positive impact on so many people in a dozen lifetimes, and I feel privileged to have got the chance to call him a friend.”

You can share or donate on the fundraiser page.

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