When William 'Jimmy' Davey died on April 7 at the age of 74 no family came forward and he was destined for a pauper's funeral, now known as a 'public health service funeral'. But the popular Sudbury character had dozens of friends and associates in the town. He worked for 23 years at the Gainsborough Silk Weaving Company and would help out market traders and newsagents for free.
Since his death, traders in Sudbury have raised £2000 towards a 'decent' funeral which will take place on 24th May at Risby Cemetery
See Kate Prout's report here