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Family hand over £7,500 cheque in memory of Wisbech man Daniel Gooch



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An Upwell family have made a massive donation to a local hospital in his memory.

Mr and Mrs Gooch present the cheque to Dr Mirela Hategan (6876727)
Mr and Mrs Gooch present the cheque to Dr Mirela Hategan (6876727)

More than 400 people attended 40-year-old Daniel Gooch’s funeral after he was killed while working as an asphalt operative in Surrey last June and raised £7,579 with their donations.

His parents Derek and Linda Gooch made the decision to donate the money raised to King’s Lynn hospital’s Macmillan Cancer Care and Treatment Fund.

Daniel Gooch from Wisbech, who died in an accident in Surrey. (2549723)
Daniel Gooch from Wisbech, who died in an accident in Surrey. (2549723)

The family chose to donate to the hospital after Mrs Gooch was treated for cancer there.

Mr Gooch said: “Daniel is so very loved and made an incredible impact on so many people’s lives. More than 400 people attended his funeral on June 14.

“It is an unbelievable amount of money to have raised and we thank everyone who contributed, particularly Toppesfield Ltd and the Buckingham Group.

“Linda has been treated for her cancer at King’s Lynn and the empathy shown during her treatment and following Daniel’s death was incredible and the hope is this amount will make a real difference for years to come.”

Mr and Mrs Gooch presented the cheque to hospital consultant Dr Mirela Hategan.

Daniel was killed in a collision with plant machinery as he worked at the Runnymede roundabout in Egham, Surrey, on June 1. He was working on widening and resurfacing work at the roundabout.



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