Doncaster toddler death: Appeal set up to raise £5,000 for funeral of tragic two-year-old Keigan O'Brien

A Crowdfunding appeal to raise £5,000 to give murdered Doncaster toddler Keigan O’Brien ‘the send off he deserves’ has been set up in the wake of his death.

Monday, 13th January 2020, 1:17 pm
Updated Tuesday, 14th January 2020, 9:52 am

The appeal wants to raise money to pay for ‘the best’ funeral and also to raise funds for his two older sisters.

Keigan, two, died in hospital last Thursday from serious head injuries after paramedics and police were called to his home in Adwick.

Mum Sarah O’Brien, 32, and partner Martin Currie, 36, have both been charged with murder and are due to appear at Sheffield Crown Court tomorrow.

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The appeal comes after hundreds of neighbours and friends descended on the tot’s home in Bosworth Road on Saturday night for a candlelit vigil and balloon release in his memory.

Campaign organiser Stuart Denman, who has set up the page, said: “Please help us raise money to give Keigan the send off he deserves.

“He had just turned two and had his life cut short in very sad circumstances. He will have been still learning to talk and play.

“The life he should have had, full of happiness, smiles and laughter has gone, just like that.

Keigan O'Brien.
Keigan O'Brien.

“We all know that funerals are free but are only the basic package which is great but he deserves the best.

“The one’s who are suffering the most are Keigan’s sisters - blink of an eye and their world has fallen to bits.

“God bless those two little girls. They will never see that little boy they called their brother ever again and that is heart breaking.”

“If enough money is raised, after paying for Keigan’s funeral extras, the rest will go to the girls to enable them to smile again if only for a second. We must all try and help them through this horrid time, wether we knew them or not.”

Keigan was taken to hospital after suffering a cardiac arrest last Wednesday and died the following day.

A post mortem examination revealed he died of head injuries.

Currie and O’Brien appeared before Doncaster magistrates on Saturday and were remanded in custody to appear at Sheffield Crown Court tomorrow.

You can donate to the Crowdfunding page HERE