Pirate FM News

Memorial fund set up for boy who died in dog attack

Frankie Macritchie tribute

Published by Sarah Yeoman at 7:33am 20th April 2019.

A memorial fund has been set up for the 9-year-old boy who died after a dog attack in Cornwall.

Frankie Macritchie was staying at Tencreek Holiday Park near Looe when it happened a week ago.

Members of the public and emergency services rushed to help but tragically the youngster from Plymouth could not be saved.

Frankie's family say he had "a very special heart" and will be "so very missed".

Now a Go Fund Me page has been set up to pay for the costs of Frankie's funeral.

It has already smashed its £5,000 target with hundreds of donations in the first day alone.

tencreek holiday park looe

The page reads: "Frankie Gray Macritchie a name that all of us have heard over the past few days. The little boy who tragically died in a fatal dog attack whilst on holiday at Tencreek holiday park in Looe bay.

"Frankie was just like any other 9-year-old boy but had to start life as a little fighter as he was born with a severe heart condition. After numerous amount of major heart surgery’and being in and out of hospital throughout his life it never stopped him from living life to the fullest.

"Frankie was a kind caring and loving little boy, a boy with a truly special beautiful heart. His death has devastated the whole of our family and I’m sure the whole of the nation.

"I am setting up a go fund me page to help raise enough funds for Frankie's funeral and give this beautiful boy the most wonderful goodbye we possibly can.

"Finally I would just like to thank you all for reading this little boys short story."

 Frankie Macritchie's Go Fund Me page

You can find the fundraising page here.

Contact Us

If you would like to submit a query or provide more information on this story please get in touch below.

Please wait...
  • Up to 3 JPG or PNG images, 2MB max size
  • We will always endeavour to credit you when we publish your pictures.
  • By uploading you are agreeing to this non-exclusive reuse, royalty-free, across all Pirate FM platforms, which extends to our partner broadcasters.
  • You retain copyright to all images.
  • If you would like to send us a video, please upload to YouTube or similar and paste the video URL into the message above.
Email Icon

Sign up for exclusive news, competitions and offers.
Proper Local News updates from Pirate FM

Pirate Extra Pirate 70s Escape LoveCornwall