October 12, 2008

Tributes Flood in for Wayne

By laura stuart-cook

Tributes have flooded into www.thisisgrimsby.co.uk for leukaemia sufferer Wayne Edges, who died just days after being told a bone marrow transplant had been a success.

As reported, Wayne (41) was given the transplant in May, after an emotional plea to Grimsby Telegraph readers by his daughter Rebecca Riley (16), from Cleethorpes, to help find a potentially life- saving bone marrow match.

Following her appeal, 58 people signed up for a special donor clinic held at the Grimsby Institute.

A suitable match for Mr Edges was found and he underwent surgery at Nottingham City Hospital. The transplant was deemed a success, but the disease sadly returned.

Wayne's brother Troy and daughter Rebecca - whose mum Rose died in 2004 from cancer - were at his bedside at Hull's Castle Hill Hospital, when he passed away on Saturday.

Friends, family and well wishers are welcome to pay their respects to Wayne at a funeral service, which will be held at Corpus Christi Church, Cleethorpes, on Monday, at 12.15pm.

It will be followed by interment at Cleethorpes Cemetery.

Only family flowers are requested, but donations may be made to The Anthony Nolan Trust, and can be sent to: c/o The Anthony Nolan Trust, Units 2-3, Heathgate Place, 75-87 Agincourt Road, London, NW3 2NU.

Donations can also be made to: Ward 33 Endowment Fund, The Charge Nurse, Ward 33, Castle Hill Hospital, Castle Hill Road, Cottingham, Hull, HU16 5JQ.

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