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Byline: The family of Claire Perkins – the 20 year old woman who died when her wheelchair fell into the harbour – paid a poignant visit to Lyme Regis yesterday (Sat, Oct. 4th) to mark the third anniversary of the tragic accident.
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Seven of Claire’s relations travelled from Solihull in the West Midlands and paid their respects at a special plaque in the harbour close to the spot where the incident occurred.

They also repeated their thanks to everyone who tried to save Claire on October 7th, 2011 and presented a donation of £500 to Lyme Regis RNLI whose crew members were among those who attempted a rescue.

Laura Morris, Claire’s cousin, said:”With the anniversary so close we felt we had to visit Lyme Regis to make sure everyone knew how grateful we are for their attempts to help Claire.”

The donation to the RNLI was raised by Claire’s uncle, James Morris and two friends, Kevan Drayton and Karl Caddick, at the West Midlands warehouse where they work.  They played darts and snooker non-stop for 12 hours.The company has promised to double the amount they raised.

The family members who visited Lyme are Claire’s mother and father, Paula and Mark Perkins, her grandmother Hazel Perkins, cousin Laura Morris and her partner Graham Edgar, and Claire’s uncle and aunt, James and Theresa Morris.

One of the Lyme Regiis RNLI volunteers who tried to rescue Claire, helmsman Elliott Herbert, said:”I am pleased to have met Claire’s closest relations.  Of course, it was a poignant visit and it brought back memories of a tragic accident, and the family were generous in their praise for everyone involved on the day, not just the RNLI>”

 

Byline: The family of Claire Perkins - the 20 year old woman who died when her wheelchair fell into the harbour - paid a poignant visit to Lyme Regis yesterday (Sat, Oct. 4th) to mark the third anniversary of the tragic accident.
Page Content:

Seven of Claire's relations travelled from Solihull in the West Midlands and paid their respects at a special plaque in the harbour close to the spot where the incident occurred.

They also repeated their thanks to everyone who tried to save Claire on October 7th, 2011 and presented a donation of £500 to Lyme Regis RNLI whose crew members were among those who attempted a rescue.

Laura Morris, Claire's cousin, said:"With the anniversary so close we felt we had to visit Lyme Regis to make sure everyone knew how grateful we are for their attempts to help Claire."

The donation to the RNLI was raised by Claire's uncle, James Morris and two friends, Kevan Drayton and Karl Caddick, at the West Midlands warehouse where they work.  They played darts and snooker non-stop for 12 hours.The company has promised to double the amount they raised.

The family members who visited Lyme are Claire's mother and father, Paula and Mark Perkins, her grandmother Hazel Perkins, cousin Laura Morris and her partner Graham Edgar, and Claire's uncle and aunt, James and Theresa Morris.

One of the Lyme Regiis RNLI volunteers who tried to rescue Claire, helmsman Elliott Herbert, said:"I am pleased to have met Claire's closest relations.  Of course, it was a poignant visit and it brought back memories of a tragic accident, and the family were generous in their praise for everyone involved on the day, not just the RNLI>"