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Weʼre raising £2,000 to help a refugee widow pay for funeral of husband fatally injured by speeding driver with no insurance

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Bereket fled Eritrea with his wife and children and came to the UK in 2014. He was building his life up by studying English and trying to find work. I taught him English for 3 months and got to know him as a person. He was a positive, genuine hard-working man who just wanted to provide for his family and would have found a job contributed to the community. On 27 May he was walking along Roundhay Road, Leeds, on the pavement - when a young driver who was speeding, mounted the pavement and hit him. Bereket was thrown over the top of the car and underneath a bus. He was taken to hospital but remained in a coma for 10 days, and died without recovering. His widow is on benefits and is left with 3 children under the age of 7, the youngest being one year old.The car driver had no insurance as I understand it and she is struggling to afford funeral or repatriation costs. I would like to get as much help for her as possible. The whole Eritrean community are devastated by this but can not raise a great deal of money. Any little you can give will be appreciated. Thank you.

R.I.P. Bereket Weldemichael

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    • Shaz Holstead

      Shaz Holstead

      Aug 3, 2018

      That poor family <3 This is a wonderful thing you're doing, Kathi x


    • David Edmonds

      David Edmonds

      Jul 24, 2018


    • Anonymous


      Jul 16, 2018

      with my deep-felt sympathy


    • Douglas


      Jul 16, 2018

    • Lisa Evans

      Lisa Evans

      Jul 5, 2018

    • Ula


      Jul 5, 2018

      You have a big heart Kath. x


    • Lynda


      Jun 30, 2018

      With love. xx


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