The family of a young boy who sadly passed away earlier this year has paid tribute to him and also sent out thanks to all who have supported them through this difficult time. Cheadle teenager Oakley Wright sadly passed away in April at the age of 15. His mum Jenny Dalkins and her husband Mark have paid tribute to a “truly wonderful son and loving friend to many.”
The family of a young boy who sadly passed away earlier this year has paid tribute to him and also sent out thanks to all who have supported them through this difficult time.
Cheadle teenager Oakley Wright sadly passed away in April at the age of 15. His mum Jenny Dalkins and her husband Mark have paid tribute to a “truly wonderful son and loving friend to many.”
Speaking in memory of her son, Jenny said: “The loss of Oakley has been such a hard and heartbreaking time for us all.
“Oakley shared so much love for his family and friends.
“He was also a great athlete enjoying running, football and much more.”
Jenny and Mark, who are members of Cheadle Running Club, took part in this Summer’s “Cheadle Virtual 4 Oakley’ road race which was organised by the running club.
Jenny said: “The club kindly used this race to raise money for the Neurosurgical Team at Alder Hey Hospital in Liverpool where Oakley was cared for.
“The running community really came together for this event from all over the counties of Staffordshire, Cheshire, Shropshire and even overseas as far as Switzerland and Australia.
“An amazing total of £3,725 was raised.
“We would like to take this opportunity to thank our running club for their outstanding support; to all involved in making this event in memory of Oakley and to every runner and walker who took part – we thank you so much.”
Jenny said: “We would also like to thank the following: to each and everybody who made donations in memory of Oakley – your generosity, kindness and support will never be forgotten.
“With all donations kindly received, we donated to the Oncology Department at Alder Hey who worked so hard for Oakley and us as a family.
“Thanks also to JP Keates of Cheadle for all their support at such a difficult time; Reverend Nicky Grey, who made Oakley’s service and send off so beautiful; and Suzanne James for her flowers and tributes made to perfection.
“Also thanks to MJS Transport of Cheadle where Oakley had worked. Mick Shirley, owner of MJS, paid a lovely tribute to Oakley by having a local wagon pictured and sign-written of Oakley.
“And thanks to The Cheadle Academy where Oakley was a student.”
Jenny and Mark recently visited Alder Hey Hospital to present the donations and money which was raised in Oakley’s memory – a total of more than £6,000 – to staff there.
With Christmas fast approaching, Jenny added: “This year is going be a very tough Christmas without our loving boy.”
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