Incredible gesture from the Yorkshire community for a family torn apart by horror camper van crash and cruel burglary


A fundraiser for a Rotherham family who were robbed after losing their mother and siblings in a horror accident has reached £ 21,000.

Nine-year-old Ellie Hunt and five-year-old Oscar Hunt, who were students at Rockingham Junior and Infant School, died on August 24 in the crash, which occurred around 8 p.m. near Jinnah Restaurant and involved a heavy truck white and a gray motorhome.

Their mother Shirley Anne Hunt, 44, also died in the collision on the A64 near Flaxton in North Yorkshire.

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The road was closed between Barton le Willows and Flaxton for several hours while emergency services worked at the scene.

The children’s father, Craig, and their six-year-old brother, Brooklyn, survived the crash but returned home to find their home had been broken into.

North Yorkshire Police Road Police Sergeant Paul Cording was brought in to create a fundraising page to replace some of the items taken including an Xbox, TV and other sentimental items.

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The GoFundMe page has so far raised £ 20,021.

Sergeant Cording said: “Incredibly, however, when the young boy and his father returned home, they found their house had been broken into and the thieves had taken everything, including items such as a television, an Xbox and sentimental items that can never be replaced.

“The BTI and the burglary are ongoing investigations so I will not comment on it, but my team and I, along with other 999 colleagues, are horrified by what happened and cannot not stay idle.

“We have started a collection to replace some items and if you would like to help this family try to rebuild their life please donate if you can.”

The funeral for Shirley, Ellie and Oscar took place on Friday October 22 in Rotherham Minster.

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