Grieving Ulverston family’s thanks for help
Last updated at 17:02, Friday, 18 January 2013
THE partner of a much-loved dad whose body was found in a beck has thanked people for the overwhelming support they have given her since his death.
Aaran Sedgwick’s body was found in Dragley Beck, in Ulverston, on Saturday December 15.
Mr Sedgwick, 23, had been out in Barrow the night before.
He was reported missing the next morning and found later that day.
Cath Nicholson, the mum of his partner, Shannon, 32, said they had been amazed by the amount of help and support
they had been given since his death.
“Shannon wants to say a massive thank you to everybody for all their support,” she said.
“People have been fantastic. People have been going around to help her a lot and staying overnight to help her.
“She has had a lot of help and support and she really, really appreciates it.
“She has been given donations from people she doesn’t even really know and help has been coming from all over the place.”
Mrs Nicholson particularly wanted to thank staff at Holker Hall, near Cark, who had arranged a special Christmas party, complete with an appearance from Father Christmas, for the family.
She said: “It was really kind of them and really made a difference to the kids at such a difficult time.’’
A student at Furness College, Mr Sedgwick, of Beech Drive, Ulverston, was a former student of Ulverston Victoria High School and was hoping to train to be a primary school teacher, Mrs Nicholson said.
She said: “He absolutely adored his children.
“He was back at college because he wanted to be primary school teacher because he had really found his niche.”
She said he had been a “wonderful daddy” to his three children – Marley, three, Jack, two, and D’Angelo, nine weeks – as well as her daughter’s son Shane, 14.
Mrs Nicholson said the family was still trying to come to terms with his loss.
She said: “(Shannon) is starting to get there, but it is going to take a long time.
“The children have been missing him because they were so close to their daddy and he was such a good father.
“They are missing him hugely.”
First published at 17:01, Friday, 18 January 2013
Published by http://www.nwemail.co.uk
Have your say
Be the first to comment on this article!
Make your comment
- Double jobs boost in Carlisle
- Sellafield chimney removal will take years
- FSB outlines opposition to parking fees
- Cumbria’s £3bn grid connection: everything you need to know
- Training experts offer tips on learning for #cumbriahour
- Lake District whisky goes on sale at Harvey Nicks
- £1million ploughed into Cumbrian travel project
- Cumbria's top tweeters give their social media tips
- Blencathra has been sold
- £27m Government deal to create 2,000 jobs
- Warning over 'Hollywood-style' cyber attack
BBC News business headlines
- Story Homes manager wins Building Excellence award
- Demolition of Sellafield's Cold War tower to begin
- Lakes College's quality of education recognised
- National award for Penrith Building Society
- Barrow students celebrate success
- Inspira column
- There’s still time to take part in prestigious awards
- World Cup prints idea scores global success
- Good week for supplier base
- Good to see familiar faces return to ringside
- Motorists told to avoid M6 southbound
- Collabro to headline Carlisle Christmas lights switch-on
- Armed police sent to deal with domestic incident
- Cyclist hit by car in Barrow
- Oil spill closes road near Ulverston
- Cats are cream of the crop
- Councils will be unable to veto underground nuclear waste plans - Government (3 comments)
- Campaigners angry about ‘tax loophole’ at Barrow, Lancaster and Kendal hospitals
- Almost 300 animals stolen in Barrow, Ulverston and Millom since 2011
- New Barrow cinema room brings golden age of silver screen back to life (2 comments)