MORE THAN one thousand pupils, staff and locals will line Uppermill High Street to pay their final respects to a Saddleworth School pupil who died last month.
Tyrese Glasgow, 12, was found at his home on Manchester Road, Mossley on the evening of June 15 and died later in hospital.
Greater Manchester Police say the death isn’t being treated as suspicious but investigations will continue to prepare a report to send to the coroner’s office.
Now, on Friday, July 8 Uppermill High Street will be temporarily closed from 9.30am-9.40am from the gates of Saddleworth School down to the Museum car park.
The funeral procession will pass from Diggle towards Oldham, with Saddleworth School pupils, staff and locals lining the route.
The Policing team will facilitate this passage and ask the community to assist by passing on this message and supporting the family as they pass through the village.
All side roads off the High Street will be closed and once the procession has cleared and the children are on their way back to the school then the High Street will be opened again.
Meanwhile, an online fundraiser for the funeral costs has reached more than £5,000.
The youngster’s aunt, Nicole Cross, wrote on Tyrese’s GoFundMe page:”As you all know, my nephew Tyrese was taken from us very unexpectedly in a tragic accident at home.
“My sister Katy, Tyrese’s mum, as you can all imagine is truly and utterly heart broken. All we can now do is give Tyrese his last special day by giving him a beautiful send off he deserves.
“As most of you will understand, finding the funds for something out the blue can be difficult. Between us we need to take every last bit of stress away from my sister.
“Seeing how much support we have all received, even from strangers is so heart warming and I thank you from the bottom of my heart for that alone.
“Any donation how ever small will be truly appreciated and will all go towards giving our li’l’ man one last beautiful day. We just want to have nice memories of a day that will be etched in all our lives for ever and ever.”