Funds raised for Penwortham biker Richard Bean headstone

Posted on - 15th July, 2017 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Charities, Penwortham, Preston News
Donna and Richard Bean
Donna and Richard Bean

Friends and family of a man who died in a bike crash have been raising money in his memory.


Donna Bean lost her husband Richard, 39, in the crash in Leyland Road on Saturday 17 June.

Mr Bean was heading towards Penwortham when it is understood he lost control of the scooter he was driving and collided with a row of barriers.

He died at the scene after sustaining severe head injuries.

A crowdfunding page has been set up by Sandie Feakins who wanted to help after speaking with Donna.

She works at a rehoming site for dogs and has helped rehome Donna’s dog following the crash.

She said: “I got to know Donna as sadly she had to rehome her beautiful dog as she could no longer give him the time he needed. I helped her to find a wonderful new home for him. During the time I spoke to Donna it was clear that the loss of her husband was going to have a horrendous impact on hers and her children’s life.

“She really wants a headstone for Richard in order that the family have somewhere quiet to go to sit with him in remembrance. Any additional funds would go to assist with helping the children get through the coming months.”

The aim is £2,000 and the target is fast approaching as donations flood in.

A statement released following Mr Bean’s death by his family said: “Richard ‘Beany’ Bean was married to Donna and was a loving husband, dad and grandad. He lived in Leyland until he left school and spent most of his adult life in Preston. He worked as a cleaning supervisor at the Fishergate Centre in Preston.

“He enjoyed tending to his fish in his pond and loved nothing more than spending time with all his family who are devastated by the sudden and tragic loss.”

Richard leaves behind Donna and five children.

You can donate to the fund via a Justgiving page.

Did you know Richard? You can leave your tributes in the comments below

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