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Remembering Jayden: Devon Community Rallies to Honor a Young Hero’s Life

Remembering Jayden: Devon Community Rallies to Honor a Young Hero’s Life

In a profound testament to the strength of the community, the family of a brave six-year-old boy from Devon invites the public to pay their final respects. Jayden Lamerton, whose vibrant life was taken too soon by an unforgiving brain tumor, leaves a legacy that continues to inspire.

The Inspiring Life and Courageous Battle of Jayden Lamerton

Jayden Lamerton, a native of Plymouth, Devon, captured hearts not just in his hometown but across the region. A fervent Liverpool FC supporter, Jayden’s courage in his battle against an aggressive brain tumor was a beacon of resilience. Tragically, Jayden passed away in May, mere months after his diagnosis in January.

The young lad’s passion for football saw him meet his idol, Liverpool FC superstar Mohamed Salah, a dream realized through the efforts of a successful GoFundMe campaign.

The campaign also eased the burden of Jayden’s family, assisting with travel, accommodation, and petrol expenses during his treatment.

Invitation to Celebrate Jayden’s Life: A Call to the Devon Community

In the wake of their loss, Jayden’s family has made a remarkable decision to share their sorrow with the wider community, opening the funeral service to the public.

This brave invitation enables residents of Plymouth and beyond to bid a collective farewell to Jayden, embodying the spirit of unity and support that encapsulates the Devon community.

For further details on Jayden’s service, the family has set up an event page on Facebook to allow attendees to register their interest and provide an estimate of numbers.

Honoring Jayden: How You Can Participate

In tribute to Jayden, attendees of the funeral service are encouraged to wear green or don a football shirt. Alternatively, a shirt supporting Jayden’s Army Foundation, a charity established in Jayden’s name, can be worn.

Proceeds from the sale of these shirts, available on the charity’s Facebook page, directly benefit the foundation and not the Lamerton family.

Jayden’s funeral procession will depart from one of his favorite locations, the Milehouse Park and Ride, near Plymouth Argyle’s Home Park Stadium at 11 a.m. on Thursday, June 22. The public is welcome to send him off from this location.

Following the departure, a public service will commence at the Plymouth Guildhall at 11.30 a.m. The procession will then move to the Weston Mill Crematorium, where attendees are invited to form a guard of honor along Ferndale Road.

After the public service, the family respectfully requested privacy for a final family service at the crematorium.

A Final Goodbye to a Cherished Hero

In the face of tragedy, the community’s ability to come together in remembrance of Jayden is a testament to the strength of the human spirit. Jayden’s legacy of courage will continue to inspire and guide the lives of those he touched, in Devon and beyond.



Source: Devon Live

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