Family of Forest Town murder victim Jonathan Turner thank staff at King’s Mill Hospital

Sara Shaw, fifth left, is presented with a certificate of appreciation by Dr Paul Smith after the hand over of �1,500 to the Intensive Care Unit at Kings Mill Hospital in memory of Jonathan Turner.  The money came from a fundraiser at Spikes last July and started the Jonathan Turner Memorial Fund.  Also pictured are staff from the ICCU and family members including his mum Margaret Turner, sister Rachel Turner, aunt, Jackie Bennett and niece Phoebe Gresswell.

Sara Shaw, fifth left, is presented with a certificate of appreciation by Dr Paul Smith after the hand over of �1,500 to the Intensive Care Unit at Kings Mill Hospital in memory of Jonathan Turner. The money came from a fundraiser at Spikes last July and started the Jonathan Turner Memorial Fund. Also pictured are staff from the ICCU and family members including his mum Margaret Turner, sister Rachel Turner, aunt, Jackie Bennett and niece Phoebe Gresswell.

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THE family of Forest Town murder victim Jonathan Turner have thanked the medical team who treated him by raising money for the unit.

A cheque for £1,500 was presented to staff from the Intensive Care Unit at King’s Mill Hospital by Jonathan’s mum Margaret, sister Rachel, aunt Jacke Bennett, niece Phoebe Gresswell and friend Sara Shaw.

The money is a share of proceeds that were raised at a fundraising event held in Jonathan’s memory at Spikes bar in Mansfield Woodhouse in July last year.

A fund, named the Jonathan Turner Memorial Fund was established after his death in May 2011, and one of the key objectives of the events held to raise money for this is to bring the community together and for families to enjoy time together.

In return for the donation to the hospital, Dr Paul Smith gave Jonathan’s friends and family a certificate of appreciation.

Another fundraising event in Jonathan’s memory is being held on Saturday 11th August at Forest Town Welfare.

A football tournament will kick off the day at 10am, with teams welcome to apply.

Throughout the afternoon there will be stalls, a raffle and fun for all the family.

A share of the proceeds will go to Headway, a charity for people affected by brain injuries.

Friends and relatives of Jonathan are also doing a sponsored freefall skydive for the charity and hope to raise around £3,000.