A mother from Shoreham has set up a fund, in memory of her son, to support families that lose someone suddenly to an accident or suicide
Jeanette Compton's son 20 year old Tommy Ramshaw was killed on the way home from a night out in February this year, with the local community helping raise 4 thousand pounds for his funeral,
Tommy's Fund will be run as a Social Enterprise with profits used to support families financially in the first few months after the death of an older child. You can help by visiting Jeanette's community enterprise i The Craft Tea Gift Shop in Worthing's Warwick Street
Mum Jeannette Compton explained
"I've set up Tommy's Fund to help support my family and other families that lose someone suddenly by accident or suicide
"Tommy's Fund will be run as a Social Enterprise with profits used to support families financially in the first few months after the death of an older child
Not only did I lose my beloved son I also lost an income, Tommy was a hard working boy who enjoyed his work and contributed towards the families rent and bills.
"Fortunately for my family Tommy was well liked and loved by the community we live in and I was able to raised over £4,000 towards his funeral."
Currently there is little financial help from the state for mothers and families who are themselves on a low income but not on benefits who lose their older children .
They don't qualify for a one off bereavement payment and benefits available to widows and widowers.
Our story as covered by Juice Radio