1 January, 2018 at 5:54 pm #1084234
such a heartbreaking time to loose a loved one
but a great way to keep his memory a live and brill to see so many joining in well done everyone who took the time to partake i did this morning and it was a very moving tribute to such a lovely little boy
i hope you are dabbing with the Angels x
1 member liked this post.1 January, 2018 at 6:00 pm #1084235
Hundreds turn out to dab for Daniel
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<figcaption>Sergeant Simon Brooks joins Newark Town footballers in a dab for Daniel</figcaption></figure>
<p class=”kicker”>Hundreds of people of all ages turned out this morning to take part in a mass dance pose remembering a six-year-old boy who died just before Christmas Day.</p>
The two minute dab, followed by a balloon release, on Fernwood Playing Field was held in memory of Daniel Harris who lived in the village and was a keen fan of the dab dance move.
Today more than 500 people, many of them children from his school – Chuter Ede Primary – and young footballers gathered on the playing field to remember Daniel.
His parents Phil and Kate and brothers James and Ben sent along a message thanking everybody for coming.
“The love and support for Daniel has overwhelmed us,” they said. “We are truly grateful to everyone who has reached out and to all those involved in arranging this amazing dab4Daniel.
“Daniel would find today’s dab hilarious and he’ll be looking down on us now, laughing his head off and dabbing along.”
A Facebook page called #dab4Daniel was set up on Christmas Day by Iain Moulds, a friend of Daniel’s father Phil as a way or supporting the family.
Since then thousands of Facebook users have joined the group and hundreds of photographs have been left in support.
The start of today’s dab was delayed for about 20 minutes to allow time for people from outside Fernwood to get there.
Iain said that over the past 24 hours there had been an amazing amount of help offered including the parish council, the residents’ association, first responders and the fire and rescue service to make sure the event could go ahead because of the huge response to it.
“Everybody has pulled together and shown a phenomenal level of support for the family,” he said.
“As a community we have come out and stood shoulder to shoulder, this is what it is all about. We have all come here, we can’t do anything else and we don’t know what to say but we are here shoulder to shoulder.”
Three police officers who were called to Daniel’s home on December 23 to help were among those to take part in the event. Sergeant Simon Brooks, Pc Ryan Flaherty and Pc Richard Gettings said they had wanted to come along, like so many others, to show their support for Daniel’s family.
A just giving page has been set up to raise money in Daniel’s memory and has already raised more than £2,000. Donations can be made at https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/danielharris1 January, 2018 at 11:11 pm #10842462 January, 2018 at 8:00 pm #10842842 January, 2018 at 8:49 pm #1084285
A ‘dab’ sounds vaguely disrespectful, and the photo of the mass ‘dab’ looks a bit strange.
I know it’s all in a good cause, but still…2 January, 2018 at 10:50 pm #1084291
I don’t think its disrespectful, we all have our favourite dance move, this was this little boys. I think its nice for all the people remembering him in that way. No one is going out to disrespect a little boy, on the contrary people are doing the opposite, showing there thinking of him.2 January, 2018 at 11:03 pm #1084295
I don’t think its disrespectful, we all have our favourite dance move, this was this little boys. I think its nice for all the people remembering him in that way. No one is going out to disrespect a little boy, on the contrary people are doing the opposite, showing there thinking of him.
It’s disrespectful if they didn’t know hum, that would just be virtue signaling. Using his death as a tool to promote themselves.
But I don’t know who these people are, if they knew him then I am 100% supportive of it.
Even though I have no idea what a dab is still3 January, 2018 at 12:00 am #1084298
so a dab is a dance move…
like the twist or the mashed potato when I was a kid.
I think if I had died when I was a boy, I would have liked everyone to read a book in respect of me.
I think if I die now, everybody should read a book in respect of me, actually.
But I’m glad he’s being remembered.3 January, 2018 at 12:21 am #1084303
who are you to judge whats disrespectful or not his family have found great comfort in this and Daniel would have loved it its raised the profile of sudden death also and yes most of them were family or friends with a few community ppl showing there respects in a way the family had asked ppl to do3 January, 2018 at 12:56 am #1084306
Angelbabe are you related to the family?
If your are, WHY are you posting it on a nutjob forum if you aren`t then again why are you reporting it to social LOL JC?
This has slightly annoyed me. Can we get a family member on to discuss this with people who give a dab sorry shit.
Looking at your previous posts Angel you seem to have a good heart albeit with a cynical Daily Mail kind of vibe.
I hope the family have a sense of humor because dab makes me think of all kind of things and not a wasted dib/kid.
At least they will get a few £ from the gullible public.