Heartbroken family of Coventry dad who died at 30 to pay special tribute

Callum Hill died on Friday, March 22
Callum Hill died on Friday, March 22 -Credit:Chammaine Hill

A kind-hearted Coventry dad will be remembered with joy at a fun-filled event following his death at the age of just 30. Callum David Kenneth Hill was said to have taken his own life earlier this year, 'leaving the biggest hole in so many lives.'

Callum was described as being 'happy and outgoing' and 'would light up a room' but faced his own struggles, which led to his tragic death on Friday, March 22. He was remembered for being 'the best daddy, partner, son, brother, and uncle.'

His loved ones will now be hosting a fun-filled event at Pinley Rugby Club in Wyken Croft on Saturday, June 15, just before Fathers Day. Callum will be remembered for being a 'great' dad to his young son Freddie.

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Sister Chammaine Hill said there will be fun-filled sporting activities, a bouncy castle, face painting, and a BBQ. Guests will also be able to take part in a raffle with some 'fantastic' prizes up for grabs, with the funds raised being donated to city-based charity It Takes Ball to Talk.

Speaking to CoventryLive, Chammaine said: “It is the first Fathers Day without Callum and with him being a great dad to Freddie it is just another way to remember him whilst raising money for It Takes Ball to Talk.”

Callum was remembered for being 'wild and outgoing'
Callum was remembered for being 'wild and outgoing' -Credit:Chammaine Hill

She continued: ”As a family we decided to raise funds for It Takes Ball to Talk, which uses sporting themes to encourage people, particularly men, to talk about their feelings. If this charity can raise awareness and encourage just one man to speak out and prevent one family from having to go through what we have then we consider it a job well done.”

Donations on JustGiving. Anyone who would like to get involved should get in touch with Michelle Puddepha on 07462 915156.


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