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Charity funding in memory of Bristol man

By Bristol24/7 , Tuesday Dec 13, 2016

A memorial fund set up in memory of Dan Hickey, who was killed in Clifton last year by a hit-and-run driver, is urging people and organisations who work with young people in sport and drama activities to apply for grants.

Dan, a former student of Bristol Cathedral School and the University of Leicester, played rugby for Bristol Saracens and loved sport and drama.

His parents, Cecilia and John, his brother Joe and sister Lizzie and friends have raised thousands of pounds to help other young people. Much of the money has come from a charity rugby match between Bristol Saracens and Leicester university and from sponsorship of nearly 70 runners in the Bristol Half Marathon.

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Cecilia said: “We wanted to create this fund so all the love, support and heartbreak that has been shared can be put into something positive and long-lasting that helps local people.

“Our aim is to support local charities that develop and inspire young people through sport and drama initiatives in the hope that they can get as much out of life as Dan did.”

Grants of between £1,000 and £2,500 are available to help people in Bristol up to the age of 25 who may be facing barriers to taking part in activities. The fund is being administered by the Quartet Community Foundation and details can be found on its website.

Applications must be received by 11am on December 19.

 

Read more: Fatal hit and run victim named as Dan Hickey

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