Cyclists fundraise in honour of dad tragically killed by falling tree in The Carrs

A 22-year-old Wilmslow man set up a cycling team to fundraise in memory of his dad who was tragically killed by a large heavy tree in a Wilmslow park last year.

Chris Hall, 48, was struck by a 22m mature lime tree whilst walking his dog Benson on the the main public path in The Carrs Park at lunchtime on August 28th 2020, along the same route they had used for the last 11 years.

In his memory his son Sam set up the #BeMoreChris cycling team to cycle the Manchester 100 mile bike ride on Sunday 5th September in aid of Daisy's Dream, to help other bereaved children and families.

Chris had completed this ride for the last 11 years in honour of his close friend Colin. The team of 18 have collectively raised over £7500 for Daisy's Dream.

His wife Fiona, 52, said "Chris was a life-force like no other and such a force for good.

"The incident was highly avoidable, however through our intense grief and shock we wanted to put our energy into supporting a non-funded charity that supports bereaved children and families. Chris and I have 7 godchildren between us so as Chris wasn't killed by an illness it seemed wholly fitting to support a charity that supports children also.

"It was a hugely emotional day for all involved and Sam and I cannot thank everyone enough for their continued help and support. It means the world."

Visit their JustGiving page to donate to Daisy's Dream and support their fundraising efforts in memory of Chris Hall.



Here's what readers have had to say so far. Why not add your thoughts below.

Marcia McGrail
Wednesday 15th September 2021 at 4:41 pm
Good grief -- what are the chances of that happening to anyone? How on earth...?Condolences to all family and friends of Mr Hall, who sounds as if he were the proverbial salt o' the earth.
Laurie Atterbury
Tuesday 21st September 2021 at 7:31 am
Well done, just donated.

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