TruthAboutZane Campaign Fund

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Raised by 1,713 people in 32 months
Taz TruthaboutZane
Kye and Nicole tragically lost their much loved son Zane on the 8th February 2014.

Zane was a lively and happy little boy who brightened the lives of all who met him. 

Zane died in his home on 8 February 2014, a day after his home in Chertsey was hit by severe floods. His parents Nicole and Kye were hospitalised in a critical condition.

Officials are investigating whether Zane’s death was caused by carbon monoxide poisoning. But family, friends and the fire services crew have highlighted that there is evidence to suggest the real cause was hydrogen cyanide, a toxic gas that can lurk in unregulated landfill, released from the ground by mixing with floodwater.

The fire and rescue team who attended the incident and monitored the air in the family home confirmed very high levels (25,000 parts per million) of hydrogen cyanide were present. Hydrogen cyanide was also found in the family's blood. It is understood that hydrogen cyanide can be released into the breathable atmosphere from flood water following a change in pressure or temperature. If this was the cause of Zane’s death, then clearly there are issues of public safety that require urgent attention.  

After Zane and his family were taken to St.Peter’s hospital in Chertsey, the police and fire services evacuated nearby homes and a public health warning was issued for those in the area feeling unwell to seek urgent medical assistance. Seventeen other local residents and police officers were ambulanced to hospital, isolated in contamination areas and then tested and and observed.

Despite the reports high levels of hydrogen cyanide were found at the property, reports in the press suggested Zane’s death may have been caused by carbon monoxide poisoning from pumps in the family home. The family have said that the only pumps which were on at the time were electric. The house is a rare all electric house with no gas supply and no capability of generating carbon monoxide.  No carbon monoxide was recorded in the family home despite several sweeps of the house.

Also, it took Public Health England 14 weeks to confirm to the family that hydrogen cyanide was indeed found in their flooded house and amazingly, despite the immediate finding of hydrogen cyanide in the home, the pathologist was never told to test Zane’s blood for hydrogen cyanide.

However, as early as March, the family sent a report to the coroner suggesting excellent lines of enquiry including testing for hydrogen cyanide. They are still to confirm what actually killed Zane.

The family’s own investigations into the surrounding area have since revealed that a field 6 metres from their home that contains a lake and looks so idyllic, is actually contaminated land but this did not show in environmental searches. Zane’s parents bought the house in 2004, when an environmental report showed no land contamination.

However, subsequent reports for a neighbouring property in 2011, and for their own home, ordered by Zane’s parents last month, indicate contamination due to an old landfill site behind their home, now an infilled lake.

Both Mr Gbangbola, who still has to use a wheelchair following his illness, and Ms Lawler believe there is a chance that families in other homes may be at risk since restrictions on what could be dumped at landfill sites in the past were less stringent. Also, no notice was given to the home or business owners in the area that would have been affected by the reclassification to contaminated land.

In short, it appears that the very agencies here to protect us believe the truth will do more harm than good. Their focus is on the avoidance of national hysteria over the possible risk posed by old contaminated, undisclosed landfill sites throughout the UK. How many are there? Could you be living by one? Zane’s parents are deeply concerned that all possible causes of his death are not being investigated fully.

Nicole and Kye are bereaved parents who deserve to know what really happened to their son. Also, they are currently homeless, unable to return to their home and Kye is still in a wheelchair. They have been left ‘broken’ by the death of their son and frustrated by the lack of answers.

Mr Gbangbola said: “We really want to push and find answers because it is wrong that these risks can occur. Ideally this is something we would like to be able to highlight nationally. This deadly gas has come from somewhere, the authorities need to admit its presence, investigate its source and act to prevent more deaths and illness.” He said “We miss Zane every second of the day and all those who spent time with Zane commented that Zane was a truly remarkable boy.  We would not want anyone else to experience this pain and burden of a living hell”.

Help us get the truth about Zane’s death. Join the campaign for a proper public debate to establish the truth and ensure a tragedy like this never happens again. TruthAboutZane Campaign Petition




The full objects of the Fund are:

. To fund Legal Council in the absence of Legal Aid;

.  To secure the TruthAboutZane;

. To procure that the cause of contamination is thoroughly investigated and that those responsible, as well as those who played or play any part in assisting them, are identified and brought to justice; and

. To provide support, including financial assistance, to Zane's family.

. If the above objects are fulfilled then the objects of the Fund shall be to pursue such purposes in similar cases arising in the United Kingdom.

If you would prefer to donate by cheque, please email for details.

Whilst this site requires an amount to raise to be entered, we do not have a total in mind. All donations are being raised and controlled by Zane's parents direclty, generously received and a blessing to Kye & Nicole. Thank you.
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Update 16
Posted by Taz TruthaboutZane
17 days ago
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BAFTA-winning English naturalist, writer and television presenter, best known for BBC TV's Deadly 60 Steve Backshall and his wife, Olympic champion rower Helen Glover, took a moment as they passed along the Thames, to show their support for Zane's parents and their fight for the TruthAboutZane. Read more here:
http://www.truthaboutzane.com/updates/environmentalist-steve-backshall-and-olympic-gold-medalist-helen-glover-show-support-for-truth-about-zane
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Update 15
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1 month ago
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Three years on from tragedy, fireworks light up the sky for Zane.
"Today we reach out to the other side of pain and injustice that closed Zane's eyes, to a space where we can celebrate and remember Zane,"
Read more and see the short video here: http://www.getsurrey.co.uk/news/surrey-news/zane-gbangbola-fireworks-tribute-schoolboy-12580329
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Update 14
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1 month ago
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Grieving parents of Zane Gbangbola go to Parliament to speak at the Justice Summit. They join forces with Hillsborough Family Support Group, the Orgreave Truth And Justice Campaign and Justice4the21 Campaign, Shrewsbury 24 Campaign, amongst others to support the call for ‘Hillsborough Law’. http://www.truthaboutzane.com/updates/grieving-parents-of-zane-gbangbola-go-to-parliament-to-speak-at-the-justice-summit
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Update 13
Posted by Taz TruthaboutZane
6 months ago
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Donna Stanley
9 months ago
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Can everyone keep tweeting this and the LBC story from yesterday, also anyone who may know a lawyer who could help, please direct them to this site or LBC X

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Nicky Spink
9 months ago
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Please donate to this worthy cause and for the sake of everyone who lives near an old landfill site. It is disgraceful that the parents are having to raise money for legal aid they should get by right.

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Tunde Odutola
6 months ago

I can't understand this, if you remember this was an incident that required a shut down to the whole area, residents were evacuated and prevented from going home. Several residents had to be tested because cyanide was detected and made the news as A MAJOR INCIDENT. How come all the evidence related to this has now disappeared. Someone needs to explain what happened to the cyanide readings taken on the day. Obviously the truth is yet to come out.

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Fiona Rockett
6 months ago

Can't get off work Weds morning, but will be there with you in spirit. I hope you get the truth about Zane ♥

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Kath Atay
6 months ago

Cant be with you as I live in Cornwall but will be thinking about you and hope you finally get the truth for Zane. X

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Modjadji Pro
9 months ago

Really good news you are so near the target and have secured representation, although how depressing that you were forced down this route instead of being granted funding automatically.

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Richard Andrews
9 months ago

this does not surprise me one iota, classic behaviour by Spelthorne Council, who have some deeply unpleasant people in charge .

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Pat Dryden
10 months ago

Please, please read this, it could so easily be someone you love. How very disgraceful that the authorities refuse to own up to what has happened here. How many of us live near landfill sites? And how do we know whether the contents are toxic, even if they weren't when they were put there, over time and mixing with other tipped items they could well become dangerous. Also how sickening that this couple have to rely on public financial support because they have been refused legal aid, despite being advised that they qualify and should get it. This is an example of all that is wrong today, a government who do not care about the very people who pay their inflated salaries and huge expenses

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Modjadji Pro
10 months ago

Good to hear you have such a valuable ally. Keep the fight going, a lot of decent people are supporting you and are hoping that you succeed.

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£78,375 of £79.6k goal

Raised by 1,713 people in 32 months
Created July 31, 2014
Taz TruthaboutZane  
£10
Anonymous
9 days ago
SM
£50
S Mumford
1 month ago
GJ
£40
George Jones
1 month ago
£10
Anonymous
1 month ago
£50
Anonymous
6 months ago
CA
£10
christine allen
6 months ago
AK
£10
ade kujore
6 months ago
1
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Dear Kye and Nicola, I only recently heard of your anguish. I am very sorry that you have had so much trauma. Keep strong for each other. Please accept this small offering to help towards your struggle for justice.

£5
Anonymous
6 months ago
CS
£20
chaim sonnenfeld
6 months ago

good luck

LH
£10
Linda Hurrell
6 months ago
Donna Stanley
9 months ago
1
1

Can everyone keep tweeting this and the LBC story from yesterday, also anyone who may know a lawyer who could help, please direct them to this site or LBC X

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Nicky Spink
9 months ago
1
1

Please donate to this worthy cause and for the sake of everyone who lives near an old landfill site. It is disgraceful that the parents are having to raise money for legal aid they should get by right.

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Tunde Odutola
6 months ago

I can't understand this, if you remember this was an incident that required a shut down to the whole area, residents were evacuated and prevented from going home. Several residents had to be tested because cyanide was detected and made the news as A MAJOR INCIDENT. How come all the evidence related to this has now disappeared. Someone needs to explain what happened to the cyanide readings taken on the day. Obviously the truth is yet to come out.

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Fiona Rockett
6 months ago

Can't get off work Weds morning, but will be there with you in spirit. I hope you get the truth about Zane ♥

+ Read More
Kath Atay
6 months ago

Cant be with you as I live in Cornwall but will be thinking about you and hope you finally get the truth for Zane. X

+ Read More
Modjadji Pro
9 months ago

Really good news you are so near the target and have secured representation, although how depressing that you were forced down this route instead of being granted funding automatically.

+ Read More
Richard Andrews
9 months ago

this does not surprise me one iota, classic behaviour by Spelthorne Council, who have some deeply unpleasant people in charge .

+ Read More
Pat Dryden
10 months ago

Please, please read this, it could so easily be someone you love. How very disgraceful that the authorities refuse to own up to what has happened here. How many of us live near landfill sites? And how do we know whether the contents are toxic, even if they weren't when they were put there, over time and mixing with other tipped items they could well become dangerous. Also how sickening that this couple have to rely on public financial support because they have been refused legal aid, despite being advised that they qualify and should get it. This is an example of all that is wrong today, a government who do not care about the very people who pay their inflated salaries and huge expenses

+ Read More
Modjadji Pro
10 months ago

Good to hear you have such a valuable ally. Keep the fight going, a lot of decent people are supporting you and are hoping that you succeed.

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