Fundraising appeal for funeral of South Yorkshire boy Conley Thompson

Conley Thompson, aged seven, from Worsbrough
Conley Thompson, aged seven, from Worsbrough
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An appeal has been launched to raise £5,000 for the funeral of a Barnsley boy who died on a building site.

Conley Thomspon, aged seven, died when he got stuck in a vertical pipe on a construction site on Bank End Road, Worsbrough earlier this week.

Flowers left at the building site on Bank End Road in Worsbrough, Barnsley

Flowers left at the building site on Bank End Road in Worsbrough, Barnsley

The FundRazr appeal for his funeral has raised more than £1,300 in its first 24 hours.

June Bacon, from Barnsley, said she started the campaign to give Conley ‘a good send off’.

She wrote: “All I’m asking for is for people to dig deep into their pockets and spare some change to give this little boy a good send off and to make life easier for his family at this tough time.

“We all know how much it costs for a funeral so please share this page.”

Conley vanished on Sunday after telling his mother he was going to play with friends. His body was discovered by builders on Monday morning.

A post-mortem examination found he died when he got stuck in a vertical plastic pipe. His weight had caused him to fall further into the pipe and pushed his clothing up around his body, restricting his breathing.

It is understood Conley, of Underwood Avenue in Worsbrough Dale, had played on the site frequently, despite being warned not to.

Police are appealing for help to piece together’s Conley’s whereabouts on Sunday.

n Anyone with information should call 101.