Stonehouse teenager raising money for father’s funeral

A TEENAGE boy who has been raising money for his father’s funeral is incredibly grateful for all the support he has so far received. 

A few weeks ago Scott Birt, 19, received the devastating news that his beloved father – Stonehouse community hero Dave Birt – had died after a heart attack. 

Dave died on Monday, July 4 after being in and out of Gloucestershire Royal Hospital over the previous months due to issues with red blood cells and a condition called lupus. 

Scott has been trying to raise money towards funeral costs to give his dad ‘the most special send-off that he truly deserves’.

Almost £600 had been donated within the first few days of the fundraiser. 

The SNJ then dedicated a front-page story to it the week before last – with the total raised increasing by £1,000 within the following 24 hours. 

As it stands, more than £2,000 has been raised. 

Teen Scott is incredibly grateful to those who have supported the fundraiser, which included an £800 donation from an anonymous person.

“I would like to say a massive thank you to everyone who has donated to the fundraiser,” he said. 

“I will be forever grateful as this will be a big help to give my dad the send-off he deserves.”

The funeral of Dave Birt is to take place at Gloucester Crematorium on Wednesday, July 27 at 3pm.

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