South Yorks march planned for tragic solder Lee

Lavina Barclay, is arranging a march in memory of drummer Lee Rigby, on 23rd June. Picture: Marie Caley D5025MC
Lavina Barclay, is arranging a march in memory of drummer Lee Rigby, on 23rd June. Picture: Marie Caley D5025MC
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A South Yorkshire mum has been so moved by the death of Drummer Lee Rigby that she is organising a march in his memory.

Lavina Barclay, whose 21-year-old daughter Vicky is in the Royal Logistics Corps, is setting up the march in Doncaster on June 23.

Her event is timed to coincide with a march planned in Woolwich, where the soldier died last Wednesday.

“I know that if I wasn’t a full-time mum I’d be going down to the march in Woolwich out of respect for Lee and his family,” the 41-year-old from Wheatley, Doncaster, said. “And I thought if I felt like that, then other people would too. Lee’s murder was shocking and I know it has affected a lot of people.”

A Facebook page – doncasterstrong – set up to support the event already has 200 members.

A new group, set up as a liaison for Doncaster’s religious groupings, has voiced its horror at the murder.

A spokesman from Doncaster Faiths Together, which represents members of the town’s Christian, Muslim, Sikh and Jewish communities, said: “We, the faith leaders of Doncaster, stand together in memory of Lee Rigby and his family.”