Gurmail Singh’s family donates £2,000 to Kirkwood Hospice
Dec 22 2010 by Sam Casey, Huddersfield Daily Examiner
THE family of murdered shopkeeper Gurmail Singh have made a generous donation to the charity that helped them deal with a second tragedy.
Residents of the Cowcliffe community set up a memorial fund after Mr Singh, 63, was killed at Cowcliffe Convenience Stores on Cowcliffe Hill Road on February 20.
The money had been intended in part to pay for a memorial, with the rest being given to his widow, Mohinder Kaur, following the loss of her husband.
But she was taken seriously ill with cancer this year and her condition deteriorated during the six-week trial of five men accused of Mr Singh’s murder.
Mrs Kaur died last month, aged 66.
During the last weeks of her life, she was supported by community nurses from Kirkwood Hospice.
Yesterday her sons, Bobby and Jas, were given a cheque for more than £1,700 by the working group set up in Cowcliffe to raise money in memory of Mr Singh.
They immediately added more than £250 of their own money and handed £2,000 to the hospice.
Bobby said: “If my father had still been alive, I’m sure he would have appreciated what the hospice did for my mum.”