Derby pub to host fundraiser to help pay for Adam Johnson's funeral

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A popular Derby pub is to host an event to raise money for 12-year-old Adam Johnson who fell to his death last Friday.

The Neptune pub at The Spot has organised a fund-raising event, which will take place on Sunday, September 17 from midday, to help with the youngster’s funeral costs.

Adam died in hospital after being found critically injured inside the Aida Bliss factory in City Road, Chester Green, just after 7.30pm on Friday.

Landlord Steve Kirk said Adam’s brother went to the Neptune pub "quite often".

"I was asked to do something this Sunday to raise some money. We are doing a buffet and there will be a disco and we will just be asking people for donations and trying to raise money all day. I knew his brother very well. He comes in quite often to the pub.

Steve Kirk, landlord of the Neptune pub.

"I'll be disappointed if we don't manage to raise more than £500 for the family.

"I was absolutely stunned when I heard. I was that shocked I had to check the name of the person. It was just unbelievable. It's knocked everybody because everybody knows his brother in here and that's why we thought we would organise something."

Mr Kirk said Adam’s brother may attend the event on Sunday.

A fund-raising page has been set up to help with the youngster’s funeral costs. Within a few hours of launching it dwarfed its original £2,000 target and now stands at more than £5,200. To donate, visit Sally Chadwick's Just Giving page .