Balloon tribute to Torrington's Daylin
HUNDREDS of Torrington people defied the cold and their tears to say farewell to much-loved local teenager Daylin Brown in a moving ceremony on the town s Commons last night (Wednesday). They gathered to set free some 350 coloured balloons in tribute to t
HUNDREDS of Torrington people defied the cold and their tears to say farewell to much-loved local teenager Daylin Brown in a moving ceremony on the town's Commons last night (Wednesday).
They gathered to set free some 350 coloured balloons in tribute to the
16-year-old, who tragically lost his life in a road accident last Friday afternoon.
An event organised by a group of friends quickly gathered pace and hundreds of people made their way to the Commons to buy their balloons in aid of charity.
Many were from Daylin's own peer group, but his popularity throughout the town was also reflected by the number of people from older generations who also wished to say farewell.
Members of the immediate family first released their balloons into the sky, followed by a massed and colourful release by the assembled crowd.
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Proceeds from the sale of the balloons are to be shared between the North Devon Breastcare charity and the Lighthouse Association, a charity which supports those in the building industry who suffer injury.