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PremierLeague-News.Com - Gareth Atkinson, known as Gaz, unexpectedly died aged 43
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Friends of a 'hardworking' and 'generous' rugby player from Yorkshire has launched a GoFundMe page to raise money for his funeral. Gareth Atkinson, known as Gaz, unexpectedly died this year aged 43, leaving his family and friends devastated. The ' Rugby pitch warrior' is described as a great friend with 'so many stories to tell.' Ben Parker, a friend of Gareth launched the GoFundMe page in honour of him to relieve his family of the 'truly painful' process of funeral costs Read more: Huddersfield child rapist Frederick Barber died of heart attack and cancer lang Ben is asking for donations to help Gareth's family cover the costs of the unexpected funeral, he wants to 'lift just some of the burden' by raising funds for his funeral. He said his friend Gaz, who was extremely generous, deserves the best send off. He said in his GoFundMe appeal: "As friends of Gareth we are devastated by his recent and unexpected passing. To say Gaz was a great friend and one of lifes great characters is a understatement, and the hole that’s left can never be filled. Life long friends we shared everything, a million laughs and some tears. Always had a smile on his face and a cheeky glint in his eyes. Gareth Atkinson died unexpectedly earlier this year (Image: Ben Parker) "Gareth was a grafter, had worked hard all his life ,working away from home for long periods of time 7 days a week to provide for his family.
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. As a self employed person of many years he received no help and eventually fell on the hardest of times. "Gareth's family are now having to deal with this truly painful process, so to lift just some of the burden we’ve set up a just giving page to raise funds for his funeral. Funerals are highly expensive but without a doubt Gaz deserves the best, as you know, if Gaz had a just penny in his pocket he’d give it to you without a second thought, his generosity knew no bounds. "A warrior on the rugby pitch, Gareth never took a backward step and was one of Hessle rugby's great and long serving forwards.
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