Upwell family honour son with £7,579 donation

A family from Upwell has honoured the memory of their late son by donating £7,579 to The Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

Daniel Gooch, 40, was sadly killed while working as an asphalt operative in Surrey on June 1.

His parents Derek and Linda Gooch made the decision to donate the money raised at Daniel’s funeral to the hospital’s Macmillan Cancer Care and Treatment Fund.

The family decided to donate the money to the hospital after Mrs Gooch had been treated for cancer.

Mr Gooch said: “Daniel is so very loved and made an incredible impact on so many people’s lives, more than 400 people attended his funeral on June 14.

“It is an unbelievable amount of money to have raised and we would thank everyone who contributed, particularly Toppesfield Ltd and the Buckingham Group.

“Linda has been treated for her cancer at Kings Lynn and the empathy shown during her treatment and following Daniels death was incredible and the hope is this amount will make a real difference for years to come .”

Mr and Mrs Gooch presented the cheque to consultant Dr Mirela Hategan.


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