Barrow Couple’s Skydive For Tragic Boys 2009: Tuesday 17

Barrow couple’s skydive for tragic boys

Tuesday, 17 February 2009 A BARROW couple are taking part in a charity skydive in memory of two boys killed by a professional footballer
in an accident on the M6. Angela Barratt, of Heather Bank, Barrow, has organised the fund-raising event in memory of Arron Peak, 10 and his brother Ben, eight, who died in a crash caused by Plymouth Argyle goalkeeper Luke McCormick. He was jailed for seven years for two counts of causing death by dangerous driving and driving with excess alcohol. Two other young boys, Jaxon and Luke Bennett survived the crash near Keele services, Staffordshire, but are still receiving counselling to help them cope with the traumatic ordeal. Mrs Barratt, 29, and her family, who used to live in Manchester, are close friends of the Peak children’s parents. Her son, Luke, was in Ben’s class at school before the family moved to Barrow. Her husband, Ean, and Lisa Bennett, the mother of the two boys who survived the crash, will be taking the plunge from 10,000ft at Cark Airfield, Flookburgh, on June 7, on the first anniversary of the Peak boys’ death.
Mrs Barratt said: “There were two other boys in the car with Arron and Ben that day too. They were all looking forward to going away on a lads and dads trip. They had been the previous year and were really excited about it. I remember the day of the crash vividly, getting the phone call. We are doing this for the boys’ mum, Lisa. We are trying to make something positive come from a tragic loss.”

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