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Jade Anderson death: Funeral fundraiser for dog attack girl

2013-04-06 17:10:52

A fundraising event is being held for the family of a girl who was killed after being attacked by dogs.

Jade Anderson, 14, from Greater Manchester, was found alone with five dogs at a property on Chaucer Grove, Atherton, Wigan, on 26 March.

A funfair, sponsored run and auction have been organised and money raised will help pay for Jade's funeral.

Blake Cox, a relation of Jade's, said the family was grateful of the community support.

The funfair is being staged at the Dorset Road community centre at the Hag Fold estate, where Jade lived, between 12:00 BST and 16:00.

Mr Cox, who has organised the event, said: "Everyone is trying to do as much as they can, I hope it is going to be a big turn out."

Donna Ellis, who has helped with the fundraiser, said: "We feel we need to come together as a community and also because we are close to Jade's family.

We need to give her the
best send off we can"

Donna Ellis

Event organiser

"We need to give her the best send off we can."

Norman Bradbury has lived on the Hag Fold estate for 30 years and said the entire estate is saddened by Jade's death.

"Everybody wants to do everything we can to assist her family," Mr Bradbury.

"It couldn't have haven't happened in a more supportive neighbourhood than here.

"We know it is a deprived area but that doesn't mean to say that all the people don't genuinely all come together and help each other with what little we've got."


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