Community pays tribute to Neil Devlin by funding funeral

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The Leighton-Linslade community has continued to pull together following the news of missing man Neil Devlin’s death.

So far a total of £865 has been raised by 88 generous people in two days to help pay for the Linslade man’s funeral.

Speaking to the LBO today, Kerrie Greg thanked the strangers who helped to bring the town together following Neil’s disappearance on New Year’s Day.

She said: “After the sad case of the missing man Neil Devlin, the community have really come together.

“Jade Morgan and Glenn Haynes, who ran a Facebook group to help find Neil, have not only helped to find answers of where Neil was, they have pulled a whole community together.

“Every day they updated the site and fed back information and advertised for help feeding Neil’s cat.”

A candlelight vigil was held at Morrisons on Sunday night in memory of Neil, which saw 200 people attend and now the duo have set up a Fund Me account to raise money for Neil’s funeral.

Kerrie added: ”The surprising thing of all is Jade Morgan never knew Neil, but knew she had to help.

“Glenn was just a neighbour who took time out of their lives also to help.

“If you read the Facebook site it is truly amazing; people from all over the world keeping track of news and updates. The overall feedback is community and how wonderful Leighton Buzzard is.”

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