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Musical tribute to teacher James Brooke, 26, raises £1,000

By Newsdesk Bury

A musical fund-raising event in memory of a teacher who died in a skydiving accident raised more than £1,000 on Saturday.

James Brooke was a teacher at Riverwalk School (2637187)
James Brooke was a teacher at Riverwalk School (2637187)

The sold-out event, featuring six local bands and a sell-out audience, raised funds for Riverwalk School's Rebound Therapy programme.

Teacher James Brooke, 26, who died in an incident at Beccles Airfield last month, had instigated and was co-ordinating the fund-raising for the programme.

His funeral was held on Saturday in his hometown of Hunstanton.

Jan Hatchell, headteacher, said: "We are thrilled to hear how much money was raised and that it helped to create a day of tribute for James.

"The funeral service and wake were a wonderful celebration of a life cut tragically short."

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