Hundreds turn sky orange in tribute to Shay (5)

By Adele Forrest | 04/05/2018

Hundreds turn sky orange in tribute to Shay (5)

HUNDREDS of people came together to turn the sky orange in memory of a special little boy who died suddenly.

Around 300 people attended the event for five-year-old Shay Turner in Rosehill Park, Rawmarsh, on Sunday (29).

Mourners released orange balloons into the sky in tribute to Shay’s favourite colour and left messages in a book of condolences in the park near his grandparents' home.

Little Shay (pictured below) was a huge fan of the Rotherham Rocks craze — which combines treasure hunting and art — and the event was organised by the rocks community.

Youngsters joined Shay’s family in creating rocks with messages in memory of the Rawmarsh Ryecroft Infant pupil.

Shay’s grandmother, Yvonne Turner, said it had been a “lovely” event.

Around £650 was raised on the day which the family will be donating to Sheffield Children’s Hospital and Embrace, the specialist transport support unit.

Kid’s club Pops Outdoor Adventure Centre, which is based in the park, has also been creating orange rocks at its after-school club, which are on display in its outdoor area.

Shay died suddenly on April 3 at Sheffield Children’s Hospital after falling ill four days earlier. An investigation into the cause of his death is being carried out.

Parents Laura and Martyn said they planned to raise funds for the same charities

Pictured above: Grandparents Yvonne and David Turner looking “through all the beautiful designs and thoughtful messages. Yvonne said: “Shay used to always run to this tree stump and stand on it."


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