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£2k raised in fund for crash victims' families

By Herald Express  |  Posted: August 02, 2012

COLLECTION: From left are Chris Thomas, Angela George and Susie Colley at Sainsbury's

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MORE than £2,000 has been raised for the families of the victims of the Hamelin Way car crash tragedy.

Trustees have been collecting at Torquay's Sainsbury's store at The Willows, with a further collection being organised at Torquay's Asda supermarket and B&Q.

Cheques totalling £1,000 have been sent to the Herald Express by readers.

The balance has been paid directly into the bank account set up for the families affected by the horrific crash.

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Trustee Susie Colley said: "We have been overwhelmed by the generosity of people in such austere times.

"Some people who donated have told us that they have been affected by the tragedy and are too upset to speak about it."

Irish couple Con Twomey, 39, and his wife Elber, 36, from County Cork, are said to be starting to show some progress after suffering life-threatening brain injuries in the crash.

Their 16-month-old son, Oisin, and unborn daughter Elber did not survive the accident.

Torbay Polish cab driver Marek Wojciechowski, 26 and a father-of-two, also died in the collision between the two cars.

The organisers of the fund say they are looking for volunteers to help fund raise with bag packs and a raffle in the pipeline.

Donations can be made payable to 'Hamelin Way Fund', either to the Herald Express, Harmsworth House, Barton Hill Road, Torquay, TQ2 8JN, or into a Lloyds TSB account: Sort code 30-98-67, account number 22316960. Also visit www.hamelinwayfund.org

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