Caerphilly dog attack: Fundraiser set up for funeral of 'sweet, sweet boy' Jack Lis

Jack Lis, 10, was described as a "loving caring young boy". Credit: GoFundMe

The family of a 10-year-old boy from Caerphilly, who was killed in a dog attack, have set up a fundraising page to cover the cost of his funeral. 

Jack Lis, suffered injuries at the hands of a "powerful” and “aggressive” dog on Monday (November 8), Gwent Police said.

The Caerphilly schoolboy had been playing at a friend’s house after school in Pentwyn, Penyrheol, when the attack happened.

Flowers left outside the house in Pentwyn, Penyrheol, near Caerphilly Credit: Bronwen Weatherby/PA

Setting up a fundraising page on behalf of Jack’s mum, Emma Whitfield, her cousin Matthew Young described the attack as “devastating”. 

He said: "Many people have expressed their deepest condolences and have asked to contribute in some way towards the funeral costs to help the family at this very difficult and emotional time.

"So it is with extreme heartache that I write this to give those wishing to donate, a place to do so."

A fundraising page has been set up by Jack's family to help fund funeral costs.

The fundraising page, set up by Mr Young, has a goal of £5,000 to help fund the 10-year-old’s funeral. 

He added: "Jack was a loving caring young boy who will be greatly missed, never forgotten, and always in our hearts. Fly high "sweet, sweet boy".

Many across the local community have paid their tributes to the family, including Caerphilly’s Labour MP, Wayne David. 

He said: "I would like to extend my condolences to the family on this tragic loss but I would also like to thank the community in Caerphilly for being behind the family and for giving a whole range of different support.

"It is really appreciated by the family and everyone in Caerphilly."


  • If you would like to donate to help with funeral costs, please visit the GoFundMe page