The much missed family manA devastated son has hit out at covid 19 rule breakers after the tragic death of his dad who was a familiar face to many across Coventry and Warwickshire.Mathew Sparrow did not even get chance to say goodbye to his dad Michael, known fondly as Mick, due to hospital Covid 19 restrictions.That what makes the loss of his beloved dad, who would have turned 59 later this month,even harder for his devastated family to come to terms with.”I never got chance to say goodbye to him,” said Mathew, who is the second eldest of four sons.”I see people out in cars, not wearing masks, not following the rules. People say it is a joke, that it is a scam.”We have abided by the rules from day one yet this happens to us. It is not fair.”Mick Sparrow, centre, was a hugely popular figure in motocross circles across the regionNow they are all trying to come to terms with life without him: “Words can really describe him, he would do anything for anyone,” he said.”He was a legend,if he had it, we had it,that was the type of person he was.”Overwhelming fund raising appeal Through their heartache, the family, who live in Nuneaton and also in Coleshill, have been by the support shown to a fund raising page set up in his memory.The initial target was 500 and that has almost been tripled.”I will be honest, I didn think we would reach 500 so to have got so much, it is overwhelming really,” he said.”His workplace are going to put out a collection box out for him, so we could even reach 2,000 which would be incredible.”The money will be split between two causes both close to family hearts.”Half of the money will go to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital where he was being treated,” he explained.”The other half will go to the air ambulance, it was something my dad always supported.Warwickshire County CouncilCovid outbreak at Coventry primary school as cases ‘spread without symptoms’Some pupils are self isolatingThese are the new DWP benefit payment rates coming for Universal Credit, PIP and State PensionUniversal CreditThe changes are set to come into effect in AprilHeadteacher ‘delighted’ as West Coventry Academy set to be entirely rebuiltEducationWest Coventry Academy is one of 50 schools to be included in the first phase of the rebuilding projectFace of thief who shouted out name and address on 999 callNuneatonHe admitted racially abusing a shoperkeeper and stealing beer.
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