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Loved ones plan memorial evening for Prescot attack victim Jonathan Fitchett
HUNDREDS of mourners packed the church at the funeral of a young murder victim, in what was described as an “uplifting” service.
Jonathan Fitchett died a day after he was brutally attacked at a busy shopping centre in July.
The 22-year-old from Prescot was found with serious head injuries outside JD Sports on Cables Retail Park.
His death shocked his local community, where he was a well known figure.
Sharon White, mother of his best friend Thomas, is helping organise a charity night in Jonathan’s memory.
She said: “Everyone is still in shock over it. People can’t really comprehend what has happened. I’ve known Jonathan since he was little. He was a fantastic lad. He could walk into a room and it lit up.
“He was one of those kids, who was really funny. His sister Amy did a collage of hundreds of photos of him, including ones when he was a baby and when he first started school and the smile was already there. He was a proper charmer.”
His funeral at St Luke’s Church in Prescot attracted hundreds of mourners. Sharon said: “It was a lovely service; sad and moving, yet uplifting. The Sister there who carried out the service said she had never seen the church so full with so many respectful young people.
“You could hear a pin drop, apart from the sobs.”
To help the family cover the costs of the funeral and a headstone, the charity event will be held at Rainhill Labour Club on Friday, September 6. There will be a number of raffle prizes and auctions.