Adam Johnson: Ice hockey fan's fundraiser for family of Nottingham Panthers player raises £13,800 and counting
“Lets raise some money for his family to try and make their lives slightly easier"
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An online fundraiser set up by an ice hockey supporter has raised £13,800 for Adam Johnson’s family since being set up yesterday (October 29).
Laura Oates, who set up the fundraiser, said: “I'm just a hockey supporter trying to do something helpful to the family.
“Lets raise some money for his family to try and make their lives slightly easier.”
The fundraising page has now (October 31) been linked to the Nottingham Panthers' page, with all donations transferred to them, and all new donations being directed their way.
At the time of writing, the fundraiser has gone up by £300 in fifteen minutes.
Oates says she is in contact with the family of Adam’s girlfriend, Ryan Wolfe, as she “didn’t want to hound his parents so soon after the incident”, but will be giving the money directly to them.
One comment on the page, from Belfast Giants fans Shirley and Don, reads: “Our hearts are united as one big hockey family in grief as in silence we sit in shock at such an horrendous accident. Prayers and love. HOCKEY STICKS TOGETHER”
“All of us that were in the arena are shaken and saddened. Rivalry means nothing in times like this. We are one hockey family,” said another.
The GoFundMe page is available here.