OVER £2,000 has been raised for charity following the death of popular teaching assistant Paul Green.
Former RAF man Paul, of Marton Road, Bridlington, had worked at Martongate School for the last four years and chaired the school’s fundraising committee up until he died of a heart attack in January aged 52.
Since then his family, friends and colleagues have raised a total of £2,150 which has been split between the British Heart Foundation, who received £1,400, and forces charity RAFA, who got £750.
In addition, Bridlington School, where Paul’s widow Sarah works as a PE teacher, raised £225 from a non-uniform day, and the Year 11 business students organised another fundraising event for BHF and RAFA.
Martongate School have continued fund-raising to build a memorial garden in honour of Paul at the school.
They have managed to collect £1,000 for the garden and expected to start working on it in May.
Sarah said: “We would like to thank everyone who has donated to Paul’s charities and as a family we are very grateful for all the support we’ve received since Paul died.”
As well as wife Sarah, Paul left two young children, Molly, 9 and Jack, 7.
His funeral was held in February at the Priory Church and a traditional RAF helicopter fly-past took place as part of the service which was attended by RAF members from across the world.