Fundraising bid in honour of George Buckley who died in ‘tragic accident’ at Swanscombe railway station – Kent Live
A community mourning the loss of a 15-year-old boy who died when he was hit by a train have started raising money in his honour.
George Buckley had fallen onto the railway tracks at Swanscombe on Sunday evening (September 8).
British Transport Police officers are still investigating the cause of his death but confirm it is not being treated as suspicious.
At this stage, it is being treated as a “tragic accident”.
A Just Giving page has since been set up in a bid to raise £3,000 for George’s family.
The page reads: “George lost his life suddenly at the age of 15 after a tragic accident on the railway line at Swanscombe train station.
“This awful tragedy has devastated his family and friends. Words just cannot express the loss felt by all who knew George.
‘”George was caring, funny and full of life. He loved his family and adored his friends.
“I know people will want to help as I do, so anything you can give would be greatly appreciated.
“RIP George, we miss you, and will never forget you.”
‘We are all devastated’
In a statement released today by George’s family, it said: “We are all devastated by the death of our handsome boy George. He was caring, funny and full of life. He loved his family and adored his friends.
“George was a typical teenage boy who was football mad and always had been since he was a baby; obsessed with his Xbox and up till god knows what time. He was such a popular boy and was loved by everyone who met him.
“This tragic accident has caused us to lose our baby boy and we are all devastated. We can’t imagine life without him and we will miss him forever, he’ll always be in our hearts and will never be forgotten.
“Sleep tight and find your thumb my baby boy.”