Hainault mum raises £1,500 in memory of 21-year-old son killed in car crash

Shelley Chapman, holding a fundraising event at the The Old Maypole in the name of her son who died

Shelley Chapman, holding a fundraising event at the The Old Maypole in the name of her son who died in a car crash in 2007. Nick Hood with Dave Chapman. - Credit: Archant

A Hainault mum raised £1,500 for charity in memory of her son who died in a car crash aged 21.

Shelley Chapman, holding a fundraising event at the The Old Maypole in the name of her son who died

Shelley Chapman, holding a fundraising event at the The Old Maypole in the name of her son who died in a car crash in 2007. Nick Hood with Dave Chapman. - Credit: Archant

Around 150 people attended the Wayne Chapman Live Forever Memorial Event at The Old Maypole pub, in Fencepiece Road, on Sunday, August 26.

Organiser Shelley Chapman, 46, of Huntsman Road, lost her son Wayne when he was involved in a car crash near the pub on May 4, 2007.

Commenting on the fundraiser, she said: “It was so good.

“I had a gentleman who had been drinking in the pub for 12 years and he reckons it’s the best night he has ever had there.”

Shelley Chapman, holding a fundraising event at the The Old Maypole in the name of her son who died

Shelley Chapman, holding a fundraising event at the The Old Maypole in the name of her son who died in a car crash in 2007. Nick Hood with Dave Chapman. - Credit: Archant


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The event included a darts competition, a raffle and music from band After Hours.

She added: “My son was a fan of Oasis.

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“The band did a song for him and everybody put their drinks in the air. That was so fitting.”

All proceeds were donated to the childrens’ charity Make-A-Wish Foundation.

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