Tributes to son who was a friend to all
Tributes were paid last night to a popular and fun-loving 20-year-old man who has died after a motorbike accident.Daniel Greaves, from Bunwell, died in Addenbrooke's Hospital on Saturday - 12 days after the accident on November 3.
Tributes were paid last night to a popular and fun-loving 20-year-old man who has died after a motorbike accident.
Daniel Greaves, from Bunwell, died in Addenbrooke's Hospital on Saturday - 12 days after the accident on November 3.
Daniel, who was known to friends as Danny, was a former Wymondham High School pupil and an avid motorbike and car enthusiast.
Last night his family and friends said they were still struggling to take in what had happened.
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Danny was badly injured after his motorbike was involved in a collision with a car in Silfield Road, Wymondham. He was rushed to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital and later transferred to Addenbrooke's.
But despite their best efforts medical staff could not save Danny and his family made the difficult decision to turn off his life support machine.
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Daniel's father Neil and mother Tracy spoke of their pride for their son who carried an organ donor card since the age of 15.
Mr Greaves said: “It was his choice and for a 15-year-old lad that shows real maturity.”
The couple said that Danny had just started a new job working for a factory that makes precision tools and was really enjoying work.
Mrs Greaves said: “He had everything going for him. He had so many friends and he loved motorbikes, cars and music. We are still in shock.” She said that the family have been buoyed by Danny's friends and the local community who have rallied to support them.
Mr Greaves said that his son made friends easily. “He would walk out in the street and see someone he had never seen before on the road who looked a bit glum and he would stop and chat and they would become his friend,” he said.
The couple said Danny encouraged younger children to get involved in activities and would be missed greatly by his brother Nathan, 21, Luke, 17, sister Chelsea, 16, and foster brother Matt.
Danny's friend Mark Ward is organising a memorial car and bike rally in his memory to raise funds for Addenbrooke's Hospital.
The rally is being held on Saturday November 29 between 12pm and 3pm. Participants will meet and set off from Bunwell Village Hall and travel by road in convoy to Ketts Park in Wymondham.
For further details contact Mark Ward on 07876761244.
A website has been set up in Danny's memory and to raise money for the hospital at http://www.justgiving.com/williamkertyler
Anyone who witnessed the collision should contact PC Martin Clarke at Wymondham road policing on 0845 456 4567 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.