Dylan Cecil’s family donate money to rescue services

Dylan Cecil's family present a cheque to the charities who helped in the serach for Dylan in Burnham-on-Sea
Dylan Cecil's family present a cheque to the charities who helped in the serach for Dylan in Burnham-on-Sea

The family of a four-year-old boy who drowned after slipping from a jetty have raised money for the rescue services involved in the search for him.

Dylan Cecil, from Kettering, died after he fell into the water at Burnham-on-Sea in Somerset on August 19.

His parents, Rachel and Darren, recently presented a cheque for £3,337 to the Coastguard Association, Burnham-on-Sea Rescue Boat, Burnham RNLI and Sarbot UK assistance after the money was raised at an event held in Kettering.

A further £784 was also presented to the charities from money raised in the Burnham area in memory of Dylan.

Dylan’s grandfather, John Cecil, said: “Everyone from the family was delighted to make the donation. We can’t thank them all enough.

“I would like to thank everyone who has supported us.”

A spokesman for Sarbot said: “We are both very humbled and extremely grateful for this very generous contribution.

“Dylan’s parents, Darren and Rachel, and community members have obviously been working very hard to raise money at what must be a very difficult time, and for that we offer our sincere heartfelt thanks.”

A charity football match is being held on Saturday, October 27, in Dylan’s memory to raise further cash. The match had been due to be played at Nene Park but, due to Kettering Town’s financial problems, it will now take place at Kennedy’s Bar in Finedon at 3pm.