Less than a month after being launched, a fund for the children of a North Yorkshire police officer has already raised more than £14,000.
PC Andrew Bramma was tragically killed on 5 January 2013 when his police vehicle left the road and struck a tree in West Tanfield, near Ripon, as he was responding to an incident.
PC Bramma was the father of two young boys, Jack who is three, and Sam, whose first birthday falls this month.
Sgt Mike Stubbs, of North Yorkshire Police Federation, said: “We have been unable to acknowledge many of the donations. Some have been made direct to the fund’s bank account. Others have simply arrived as cheques with messages of condolence but no address."
The funeral of PC Andrew Bramma, who was killed when his patrol van hit a tree near Ripon, will be held today.
The service, for family, friends and colleagues will be held in Pudsey, near Leeds, with a Guard of Honour leading to the church.
A private service will be held nearby afterwards.