Health trust’s help for family of man killed in knife attack

Kerry Louise Kennedy, Deka Kennedy, Mark Wood, Irene Slater, Cathy Fenwick, Pat McDougall, and Maureen Baker
Kerry Louise Kennedy, Deka Kennedy, Mark Wood, Irene Slater, Cathy Fenwick, Pat McDougall, and Maureen Baker
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The family of a father who was stabbed to death yards from his home is being given a helping hand from a South Tyneside trust.

David Savage was killed on Saturday morning in a knife attack in Park Avenue, Gosforth, Newcastle.

The 42-year-old’s devastated family launched an appeal to help pay for his funeral and the Glen Corner Trust stepped in to offer their support.

They have agreed make a contribution to the basic cost of a funeral to help relieve the financial burden being placed on his devastated family.

The trust was set up following the murder of teenager Glen Corner who was stabbed to death on his 16th birthday in Harton in 2006, to support victims of knife crime as well as raise awareness of the dangers of knives.

Trustee member Mark Wood said: “As soon as we heard about David’s death we contacted the family to offer our condolences.

We can’t do what we do without the help of the public. We don’t get any funding, so we do rely heavily on donations.

Mark Wood

“They had set up a Go Fund Me to help with the funeral costs we stepped in to make a contribution towards the basic cost of his funeral.

“The Glen Corner Trust is run solely by volunteers and every penny we make through donations is used to help families.

“However, we can’t do what we do without the help of the public.

“We don’t get any funding, so we do rely heavily on donations. ”

Mr Wood, along with others are taking part in the Great North Run events at the weekend to raise funds for the trust.

Anyone who would like to make a donation can visit www.gofundme.com/qswuyjjs