Friends rally for family after Jordan dies at 26
THE community has helped to raise funds for the family of a young man from Hanham who died after an accident in June.
Jordan Lupton, 26, worked as a builder and was known to many people in the area. He was a former pupil of Hanham High School, and lived with his mum Michelle, three older sisters and younger brother.
He was involved in a freak accident on a building site on Wednesday June 24, and died in hospital on Thursday June 25, leaving his family and friends devastated.
After his death, Jordan’s friend Charlie Mckenzie set up a Go Fund Me page to help raise funds for his family and also to pay for his funeral.
The page had an initial target of £500, but at the time of writing £12,712 had been raised.
Writing on the page, Charlie said: “I am doing this on behalf of his mother and family. Jordan was a loving caring son, brother, uncle and friend to so many.
“Words can’t describe the terrible accident that happened to Jordan on a normal day’s work. He fought the whole way through multiple life-changing surgery but sadly lost the battle.
“No mother should have to plan their son's funeral, let alone think about trying to pay for it when so many of us live pay cheque to pay cheque. I know no amount of money can replace your son Michelle and your brother Tay, Keisha, Roxanne and Mason, but this is just something from the boys to say we have got you for any needs.
Other comments left on the page included: “He worked on my house the day before, he did seem like such a nice boy... my heart goes out to his family”, “I only know you from doing some work on our house, and seeing you around our area, but even then you made such an impression. You were such a joy to have around, always laughing and joking” and “I cannot imagine what his poor family are going though at the moment. He was far too young.”
Jordan’s funeral was due to take place on Friday July 31 at Westerleigh Crematorium. Friends and family were invited to stand on the roadside to give him the best send-off possible.
To find out more about Charlie’s Go Fund Me campaign, visit: A special person to so many organized by Charlie Wright https://www.gofundme.com/f/a-special-person-to-so-many