Friends produce show in memory of Shane

Published 12/07/2014 | 12:00

FOLLOWING THE tragic death of 16-year-old New Ross youth Shane Cotton in May, his friends have come together to do something positive and have organised a sell-out variety gig in St Michael's Theatre, New Ross this Thursday night from 8 pm.

Shane from Barrack Lane died having unknowingly taken deadly Green Rolex ecstasy tablets while on a night out in Waterford.

The upcoming 'In Memory of Shane' show features a number of local acts who are performing free of charge. It is one of a number of events planned to raise money for a peer to peer support initiative.

A group of young people in New Ross are hoping that Shane's death can be turned into an opportunity to both remember him while helping other young people realise their talents at this local fundraiser.

Sisters Hayley Murray (21) and Lauren Murray (18) were struck by a quote in this newpaper from Shane's mother Trisha Fahey in June and decided to do something positive to remember Shane and to help young people realise their ambitions.

Hayley said: 'What really stood out for us was the fact his mother had spoken about "all the talents Shane had" as he never got to show his talents or become the man everybody knew he would be, a very smart talented man.' For the public who would like to make a donation, go to www.gofundme.com and donate to 'In Memory of Shane'.

New Ross Standard

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