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Vigil held for Dean and Scott

PUBLISHED: 22:23 25 June 2003 | UPDATED: 14:02 03 March 2010

DISCO-goers held a candlelit vigil for tragic schoolboys Dean Bloomfield and Scott Towler as they sung a haunting rendition of Candle in the Wind.

The moving moment was a highlight of a special evening to celebrate the lives of the Ipswich pupils who were killed when they were hit by a car at Fore Hamlet on May 30.

DISCO-goers held a candlelit vigil for tragic schoolboys Dean Bloomfield and Scott Towler as they sung a haunting rendition of Candle in the Wind.

The moving moment was a highlight of a special evening to celebrate the lives of the Ipswich pupils who were killed when they were hit by a car at Fore Hamlet on May 30.

More than 60 revellers came to pay tribute at the Haven pub on Felixstowe Road for an evening organised by disco promoters Chris and Margaret Lewis of Just One More Disco, on Saturday.

The event, which included a raffle and auction, raised £418, which will go towards a fund to create a memorial in the town centre.

So great have been the shock waves across Ipswich and Suffolk that The Evening Star's Dean and Scott Memorial Appeal has raised more than £2,000 so far.

The husband and wife disco organisers, of Leopold Road, Ipswich, were stunned by the sudden deaths of the 15-year-old Stoke High pupils - and wanted to do something to help.

Mr Lewis said: "I would like to thank Carol and Ray and everyone at the Haven pub for their support, the Courtyard Hotel for their donation and to the lady who donated a bottle of wine and Mickey Mouse to the draw. Thank you to everyone who came."

He added that the singing of a song so closely associated with the nation's grief over the death of Diana, Princess of Wales was a special moment.

"It was her song and now it's their song," he said.

Hundreds of mourners said their final farewells to Scott at his funeral last week.

The funeral of his pal Dean takes place at 1pm tomorrow at St Mary's Church, Stoke.

n If you would like to contribute to the appeal you can send cheques made payable to the Evening Star to Geraldine Thompson, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, IP4 1AN.

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