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£5,835raised of £5,500 target by 233 supporters

    Weʼve raised £5,835 to help fund the William Dorey Climbing Club

    Whitley Bay, UK
    Funded on Tuesday, 27th November 2018

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    Story

    On the evening of Sunday 7th May 2017 our youngest son William, brother to Joe & Dan, was knocked down and killed whilst out running near our home in Whitley Bay, North Tyneside. Will was just 18 years and 5 months. The accident happened just four weeks before he was due to sit his A-level exams; six weeks before the end of his school career. He had secured a place at college to study Product Design.

    William was a talented and much loved pupil at Kings Priory School Tynemouth. After a day spent revising, he went out for some fresh air and exercise. Within minutes from home, he was struck by one of two cars that were racing. The 19 year old driver of the car that lost control, left the road and mounted the pavement was travelling in excess of 80 mph in a 30 mph limit when he ploughed into William. The 17 year old driver of the other vehicle, following closely behind, was also travelling substantially in excess of the speed limit. He had only passed his driving test a week or so before. The two had been racing at high speeds over a distance of several miles. Both drivers were subsequently convicted of causing death by dangerous driving and are now serving custodial sentences.

    Will was a happy, positive, capable and kind natured young man. From a young age he enjoyed physical activities and the outdoors, particularly walking and climbing, but also other activities such as kayaking, skiing & sub aqua . By the age of 15 he had climbed the highest peaks in England, Wales and Scotland. Over six foot, he liked to keep fit, enjoyed running and regularly went to the gym.

    When 16 he obtained his National Citizens Service Award and, at 18, his Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award. But his passion was climbing. He was a member of Newcastle Climbing Centre www.newcastleclimbingcentre.co.uk and attended every week.

    Following William's death over £2,600 has been raised and donated to establish the William Dorey Climbing Club at King's Priory School, Tynemouth. The school already had an indoor climbing wall but it had fallen into disuse through lack of trained staff and funding. Following refurbishment and staff training, provided by Newcastle Climbing Centre and paid for with the money raised from donations, the wall is now back in regular use. However, we now wish to raise further funds to help ensure the William Dorey Climbing Club continues to thrive and provide opportunities not only for pupils of all ages but, hopefully, also the wider community.

    To that end we, Will's family, Hugh, Gill, Joe and Dan will attempt to climb Mount Kilimanjaro in September 2018. We are paying all our own expenses so that all money raised from donations will go to the William Dorey Climbing Club. We are determined to build something positive and hopeful from this tragedy and hope that you feel able to donate whatever you can.

    William was and remains an inspiration to our family. He was a unique, irreplaceable and much loved son and brother, a popular boy with a great sense of humour and remarkable ability to connect with people and bring out the best in them. As described by his head teacher, Will was 'one of life's lovely people'. We love, and will always love, and miss him.

    Thank you for taking the time to read our page and for your donation.

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    • hugh Dorey3 months ago
      hugh Dorey

      hugh Dorey

      3 months ago

      ....and here she is! 'Mama' Gill arrived a few minutes later, so unfortunately no opportunity for a family group photo. Although the oldest woman in our group she was not the last person to arrive! We are all very proud of her!

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    • hugh Dorey3 months ago
      hugh Dorey

      hugh Dorey

      3 months ago

      Kilimanjaro, Uhuru peak, 19,341ft, 5895 m, 20.09.2018 at 07:15hrs. In memory of our dear William, always and forever in our thoughts and hearts. We did it! A truly majestic mountain and an unforgettable experience! Thank you to our wonderful Guide, Makeke Sandy, and his magnificent team, without whom we would not have managed it. A huge 'Thank You' to everyone for all your encouragement, support and kind donations. Total raised to date £9,688.

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    233

    • Alistair Ferguson

      Alistair Ferguson

      Nov 20, 2018

      Very well done all of you on Kilimanjaro! Wishing all success to the William Dorey Climbing Club - a great way to remember Will.

      £30.00

    • Sharon Collier

      Sharon Collier

      Nov 4, 2018

      Sending lots of love to all of your family. Such a remarkable achievement your beautiful boy would be so proud. ❤️

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Nov 4, 2018

      £5.00

    • Sophia Large

      Sophia Large

      Nov 3, 2018

      Congratulations on the climb!! Thinking of you all x

      £10.00

    • Nigel Robinson

      Nigel Robinson

      Nov 3, 2018

      Fantastic achievement! Hope you’re all ok. A wonderful tribute to Will. Love Nigel Judith and family

      £30.00

    • margaret brookes

      margaret brookes

      Nov 3, 2018

      Well done on your amazing trek.A fantastic tribute to Will.

      £20.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Nov 3, 2018

      A fantastic achievement and wonderful way to remember your lovely son.

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    hugh Dorey

    hugh Dorey

    Whitley Bay, UK

    We are William's family and wish to raise further funds to help secure the future of the William Dorey Climbing Club, established in his memory. William was a Sixth Form pupil at Kings Priory School Tynemouth when he was knocked down and killed by teenage 'boy racers'.

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