Cherish loved ones while you can

LITTLE Benjamin Davey's family are hoping and praying that some good will come from his death in last month's storms.Today, The Evening Star prints in full his mum Veronica Deri's open letter to the community, many of whom have been shocked and touched by grief at Benjamin's death.

LITTLE Benjamin Davey's family are hoping and praying that some good will come from his death in last month's storms.

Today, The Evening Star prints in full his mum Veronica Deri's open letter to the community, many of whom have been shocked and touched by grief at Benjamin's death.

GRIEF-stricken mum Veronica Deri today defended the decision which led to the death of her three-year-old son Benjamin.

Ms Deri urged people not to judge her harshly and to cherish their loved ones while they can.

Benjamin was killed during the hurricane-force winds 12 days ago.

His mother opened her heart to send a powerful open letter in the hope some good will come of the youngster's death.

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Wracked by grief, Ms Deri shows great courage and humanity – calling on people to hold their hands up to the mistakes they all make and forgive others and to fight injustice in all walks of life.

Ms Deri, who lives with her partner and Benjamin's dad, Andrew Davey, in Looe Road, Old Felixstowe, was walking in The Grove woodland with her son when he was killed by a falling tree.

She said her decision on the tragic day was prompted by her desire to put Benjamin's happiness first.

Read Ms Deri's letter in full in tonight's Evening Star…

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