Daventry team raise funds for Epilepsy UK in honour of much-loved colleague
A fundraising weekend at Tesco in Daventry has been held in honour of a worker who died from an epileptic fit aged just 23.
Friends and colleagues of Brett Shane have been holding fundraising events in his memory.
Becci Hawes, a manger at the store, said: "We were devastated to hear our colleague had passed away.
"Brett was only 23 years of age. As you can imagine this news total shocked all our colleagues and has been a very difficult time for us."
Brett's friends at the store wanted to do something to remember their much-loved colleague. One of the stunts was a fancy dress day.
Becci added: "We would like to thank all the local business who have supported us and also Daventry Town football club who had donated two of their pitches for us to play on."
The charity will receive £1,110 from customer and colleague donations.
"I'd like to say a massive thank you to all our customers who have donationed and everybody who has supported the appeal in any way," added Becci.
Brett's mother Ricki paid tribute to her son.
She said: "Brett was just 23 when he passed in his sleep on May 1.
"Most people didn’t know Brett was a proud American citizen. He leaves behind brothers Jordan 26, Coby, 19, and Jack, 17, as well as a loving stepfather, Alan (Craven).
"Brett was a proud member of the LGBT community. He loved all things Disney and Harry Potter. We have a donation page set up on my Facebook. The donations paid for Brett’s cremation and a small memorial garden."