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More than £20,000 raised for funeral of brothers Corey and Casper Platt-May

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More than £20,000 has been raised for the family of Corey and Casper Platt-May who were killed in a car crash in Coventry on Thursday (22nd February).

The money was raised via a charity page set up to help cover the cost of the funerals for the youngsters, who died aged six and two, after being hit by a car.

The charity page, set up by Lauren Dooley, originally had a target of £2,000, but in less than 48 hours it had already exceeded £16,000. The money will go towards all funeral costs, including flowers.

Tributes at the site of the crash

Corey was an amazing boy. He never kept still, always had to be doing something and coming up with new ideas of things to do. He loved school more than any kid I know. He will be deeply missed by all that had the pleasure of knowing him.”

“Casper was a cheeky little boy, always getting into trouble and driving his brothers crazy. But he was so loving and caring and constantly told his family how much he loved them. His smile could light up any room and he will be so, so missed by all who knew him.”

– Louise Platt-May, Mother

Earlier today, a memorial service was held for the boys in Stoke St Michael's church in Coventry.

A book of condolence was opened for people to leave their own personal tributes and candles were lit for the boys.

Two people have been charged with the deaths of Casper and Corey. They are expected to appear Warwick Crown Court via video link on March 22.