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A Day for Dylan - Sandy Hook victim remembered - Special report

The friends and family of a young boy who was shot at his new school in America are to hold a fun day in his memory.

Dylan Hockley, from Hampshire, was six years old when he was gunned down during the Sandy Hook massacre.

As his mother Nicole continues to campaign for tighter gun controls in the States, her close friend here is organising a fun day to celebrate Dylan's life.

Kerry Swain speaks to Lin Trott and hears from Ian Hockley in America.

Dylan's family 'deeply honoured'

Dylan Hockley's parents Nicole and Ian strongly support 'A day for Dylan':

"We are deeply honoured that this event is being run in memory of our beloved son Dylan.

"He was a wonderful boy, and with the excellent support of his educators he was making great progress at school and overcoming his challenges. We are excited that the money raised from this event will give other autistic children the opportunity to develop to their full potential."


A day for Dylan

Dylan moved with his family from Eastleigh to Connecticut two years ago

A group of friends of a six-year-old boy from Hampshire, who died in the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in America, is to raise money for autism charities in his memory.

Hundreds of people are expected to attend a fun day in June in tribute to Dylan Hockley.

From midday on Saturday 29th June The Hub at Bishopstoke, Eastleigh will be filled with stalls, competitions, taster sessions and raffles.

There will be a ticketed evening session for 250 people with live music, an auction and a BBQ.

Both parts of the day are being held to raise money for Hampshire Autistic Society.

Dylan was diagnosed with autism while still living in England.