Fundraiser for funeral of 'much loved' Luton dad who died in tragic collision

A fundraiser for the funeral of a much loved young dad from Luton has successfully reached its goal.

Wednesday, 31st March 2021, 1:49 pm
Bradley, 28, died in a tragic accident on the A5

Bradley Payne, 28, died on the A5 southbound between the junctions of Caldecotte and Fenny Stratford on Saturday, March 13.

He had pulled up to change a tyre on his van when he was involved in a collision with a car, say his heartbroken family.

Bradley (pictured) was dad to two little girls. His partner is pregnant.

His mum Sharon Payne said: “Bradley was our fourth child and the centre of our family. Nothing was more important to him than family.

“He worked hard as a scaffolder and bought his own home. Since his death we have been inundated with the most wonderful messages of love and respect for him.”

Bradley was a former pupil at Cardinal Newman School and after years as a scaffolder, he was working for Network Rail at the time of his death.

Family friend Chelsey Usher created a fundraising page with the aim of raising enough cash to pay for Bradley’s funeral and help support his children.

Yesterday (Tuesday), the page reached its goal of £8,000 on what would have been Bradley's 29th birthday.

Chelsey said: "It's been absolutely amazing and the way everybody has pulled together to help support Bradley's family has really touched us all.

"Bradley was just the nicest person and such a good dad, I don't know anyone who had a bad word to say about him.

"If I could just say a massive thank you to everyone! I've been on the phone to his mum and she's overwhelmed by their support."