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.”