Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 19°C

min temp: 15°C

Search

The pigs have arrived. See the latest

Pigs Gone Wild

news here.

Lakenheath: Fund for families of RAF Lakenheath helicopter crash victims raises $24,000

19:57 10 January 2014

Caitlyn Malone set up an online fund for the families of the RAF Lakenheath personnel who were killed in the helicopter crash in Norfolk which has already raised over £20,000. Caitlyn is pictured at RAF Lakenheath.

Caitlyn Malone set up an online fund for the families of the RAF Lakenheath personnel who were killed in the helicopter crash in Norfolk which has already raised over £20,000. Caitlyn is pictured at RAF Lakenheath.

Archant

A campaign in honour of those that died in this week’s helicopter crash on the north Norfolk coast has already smashed its fundraising target.

Caitlyn Malone, who lives at RAF Lakenheath with husband Dallas, set the campaign in honour of the four aircrew that died in Tuesday’s crash at Cley.

Set up on website gofundme.com, the appeal had already raised almost $24,000 when the EADT went to press, having originally set a target of $4,000.

Mrs Malone, who has lived on the base since October, said: “I had no idea it would get as big as it has. It’s been incredible.

“The families must have so much going on right now, this is just to help relieve any monetary stress in the future.

“It’s been amazing to see that so many people want to help out.” Capt Christopher Stover, Capt Sean Ruane, Technical Sgt Dale Mathews and Staff Sgt Afton Ponce all died in the crash, which happened during a routine training exercise.

The funds from the appeal are being coordinated by the base’s public affairs team, and will be split between the four families.

Lieutenant Keenan Kunst said: “Everyone is really overwhelmed by the support we’ve received locally and from around the world.”

0 comments

South East Suffolk Magistrates' Court

An Ipswich man who grabbed the keys to a car after a drunken night out before crashing it into two other vehicles has been jailed.

England football supporters watching the England v Iceland Euro 2016 match in The Gardeners Arms, Ipswich.

It has been a night of heartbreak for England fans as they say goodbye to their dreams of reaching the Euro 2016 quarter-finals.

Richard Howitt at Felixstowe Port.

Millions of pounds of funding that comes to Suffolk and Essex from the EU must be replaced by the British government when the UK leaves Brussels.

Demolition of The Garland pub in Humber Doucy Lane.

Demolition work has started on a 19th century pub in Rushmere St Andrew.

Oliver Hindle

The parents of a young Ipswich boy who has cystic fibrosis have launched a fundraising appeal to buy a life-changing piece of equipment that will help him be more independent.

Ipswich and Suffolk Council for Racial Equality has launched a campaign called #SuffolkSolidarity, which is being supported by nine other organisations.

Do not let Britain’s decision to leave the European Union damage Suffolk’s reputation as a welcoming and tolerant community.

Murrayfield Primary School

Children from poor or troubled families have “no excuses” for failing at school, an Ipswich headteacher has said.

Day Care Sister, Kate Barber

Pocket Pig is more than just a craft project, he gave hospice day care patients the chance to get involved in the Pigs Gone Wild trail and feel a part of their community.

Official launch of the Pigs Gone Wild Trail in Ipswich

The pigs have arrived – and already Ipswich is abuzz with talk about the town’s larger-than-life art trail.

The QD store in St Mathews Street, Ipswich has closed down.

Discount store QD has closed down its last remaining store in Ipswich after a fall in sales, the company has announced.

Most read

Most commented

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Topic pages

Streetlife

Newsletter Sign Up

Great British Life

Great British Life
MyDate24 MyPhotos24