Sheffield pub’s £5k for Jasmyn funeral fund

Jasmyn Chan
Jasmyn Chan

More than £5,000 has been raised for the funeral costs of a 14-year-old who died in a hit-and-run in Sheffield.

The Hollin Bush pub in Hollinsend Road, Intake, held a race night for Jasmyn Chan, who died as she crossed Normanton Hill in Intake on May 9.

A 32-year-old man arrested over the collision was later bailed pending further inquiries.

Detectives investigating the incident are keen to trace a blue-green old-style Honda Civic, with the registration number P135 FEO.

Jasmyn was crossing Normanton Hill with her younger friend Tia Tucker. It is believed Jasmyn pushed her pal out of the path of the car to protect her.

The Hollin Bush is the family’s local pub and the venue held an auction, raffle and race night, raising £5,300 to give to Jasmyn’s family.

Local businesses donated items for the pub to raffle off, while Gala Tent donated gazebos for the event.

Landlady Kristie Rippon said: “I think we are set to raise about £6,000 when it’s all finished.

“We will give the money to Jasmyn’s parents for funeral costs and things like that.

“They were locals, they came to the pub every Friday and they always brought the children with them.

“They were here when it happened. It feels good to be helping them.

“There were lots of leftover raffle prizes that haven’t been collected, and if they aren’t collected we are going to sell them and give the money to the family.”

Jason Mace, managing director of Gala Tent, said: “When we heard about the Hollin Bush pub’s need for some gazebos in which to host their event, we were only too happy to help.

“It is fantastic that so many people got involved in helping to raise money in these tragic circumstances.”