Tributes paid to well known Bury St Edmunds ‘character’ and fund-raiser

Harry Adams
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Tributes have been paid to a well known ‘local character’ and charity fund-raiser in Bury St Edmunds who has died aged 65.

Harry Adams suffered heart failure on his way back from the shops to his home on the Howard estate last week.

Born in Bury, he was well known around the town for his charity work – raising thousands of pounds over the years.

His efforts included head and beard shaves in aid of Riverwalk School and he used to be a chaperone during the school run for a disabled pupil.

Mr Adams used to work at British Beef, on the Eastern Way industrial estate.

His son Gary, 35, who is a taxi driver in the town, said: “He was always happy and liked to be out for a drink. Everyone found him very friendly. He was a character all round and everyone would know him.”

Mr Adams leaves his children Gary, Claire and Adrian as well as three grandchildren. His funeral is on February 26 at West Suffolk Crematorium at 10.30am.