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Funeral details for Hatton youngster Kai Lambe revealed

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: September 04, 2014

By Rob Smyth

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THE parents of a nine-year-old boy tragically killed after falling into a weir have asked for bright colours to be worn at his funeral.

Kai Lambe, of Heathway, Hatton, died last month after falling into the water near Tutbury Weir on the River Dove.

He will be laid to rest at 11.30am on Thursday, September 11 following a service at St Mary's Church, in Marston on Dove.

His family have asked anyone who attends not to wear black but to wear camouflage, orange or bright colours.

The Heath Fields Primary School pupil was reported to have got into difficulty after falling into the weir.

He was pulled from the water and taken to Burton's Queen's Hospital, where he was declared dead.

A football match has also been organised in honour of Kai's memory.

Friends of his brother, Tom, have come together to arrange the event.

Jonathan Deacon-Harris, Nathan Arnold and Nathan Berry, all 19, spoke to Etwall Leisure Centre, which offered the use of its 4G football pitch between 8pm and 10pm tomorrow.

Jonathan, who lives in Etwall, said: "We have a friend who works at the leisure centre and he managed to arrange for us to have the pitch.

"We then got in touch with another friend who owns Blue Stag Designs, who donated 22 shirts."

The exact teams have not been organised at the moment.

However, Jonathan said the places were to be filled by Kai's friends and family.

He said: "Each of the players is being asked to donate at least £5 to the trust that has been set up in Kai's name and I know that many of them will be giving more than that."

The event is also open to the public.

A special fund-raising drive aimed at building a memorial to Kai in the village where he lived has already raised more than £2,000.

People can donate by heading online to www.youcaring.com/memorial-fundraiser/kai-lambe-special-memoral-fundraiser/223129

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