Sadly, last year on the 21st of December James ‘Jimmy’ Fitzgerald 29, died after suffering multiple knife wounds during a fight in Haywards Heath. Jimmy sadly passed away 40 minutes later in the back of the ambulance on the way to hospital from a heart attack caused by internal bleeding.
Sadly Jimmy lost his Mother Judith in January 2017 to Cancer. She was his absolute rock. Jimmy has one remaining sibling, Ricky who sadly suffered a brain injury in 2011. Before Jimmy passed away, he became Ricky's full time carer. Judith passing and Jimmy being stabbed to death has made a massive impact on Ricky's life. He has close friends and local authorities working to take care of him, but we can not replace the loss of his mother and certainly his younger brother Jimmy.
It had not been easy to pick the boys up after Judy died, and has been hard trying to maintain the support to Ricky, There have been some amazing people in our community that have given support to Ricky.
Due to Ricky’s brain injury it has been hard for him to fully understand, in regards to funeral expenses and what needs to be done to get Jimmy’s funeral paid off and laying Jimmy to rest with his Mum.
Thanks to the community and loyalty of friends that knew and loved Jimmy, they have already helped to raise a amazing £2353.00.
Unfortunately there is still some balance outstanding, the amount on the Go Fund Me also includes the outstanding funeral costs and the cost of a head stone, as we could never afford one for Judy. We can finally put mother and son together and create a place that Ricky can finally have some relief that his ordeal is over.
Even the smallest donation will push us closer to the target.
All payments received will be paid direct to
R.A. BROOKS AND SON WIVELSFIELD ROAD HAYWARDS HEATH.