Tragic teen helps her favourite charity - even through death

Pictured, from left, is Centrepoint shop manager Claire Morris, Centrepoint Outreach chief executive Liz Hopkins, Jim Danby, Dawn Ducker and deputy shop manager Donna Ladds.
Pictured, from left, is Centrepoint shop manager Claire Morris, Centrepoint Outreach chief executive Liz Hopkins, Jim Danby, Dawn Ducker and deputy shop manager Donna Ladds.

A Donington teenager tragically killed in a road accident last month has continued to help her favourite charity - even through death.

Jess Danby, 19, was passionate about helping homeless people in Boston - and was in touch with the town’s Centrepoint Outreach before she was tragically killed. A collection was taken at her funeral and £979 raised, which will be split between the charity and Queens Medical Centre, Nottingham. Caffe Nero in Boston, where Jess worked, also donated an additional £500 in her name. Jess’ parents Dawn Ducker and Jim Danby visited the centre in Red Lion Street to present the cheque.

Centrepoint Outreach chief executive Liz Hopkins said: “We were really touched to learn we were Jess’ favourite charity.

“We are so grateful. The money will make a huge difference to the people we help at the charity - especially with the winter months upon us.”