June Bacon, from Barnsley, launched a fund raising appeal to help the stricken family pay for Conley's funeral. She did so "to give this little boy a good send-off". The FundRazr appeal raised £1,050 after 20 hours and soon reached £2,289. Ms Bacon hoped to raise £5,000 for the Thompson family but actually raised £2,890.
Conley died as a result of a tragic accident. Having gained access to a local building site it appears that he slipped on wet ground and slid into a vertical pipe. His clothing rode up and he choked to death unable to free himself.
Social media can be twisted, bitter and judgemental at times and the family of Conley experienced pointless nasty comments on the death of their little boy.
But accidents and tragedies happen all the time and there but for the grace of god, if you are a believer or not, go any of us.
BBC News reports from the funeral Tuesday "His family said: "To describe Conley you would have to say he was cheeky, mischievous and loud, but also loving and caring, with a heart of gold. "As with most boys his age, Conley lived life large and loud, with a zest for adventure and curiosity."
Police are still piecing together Conley's last hours.
June Bacon from Barnsley started the campaign "to give this little boy a good send-off". The FundRazr appeal raised £1,050 after 20 hours and Thursday stands at £2,289. Ms Bacon hopes to raise £5,000 for the Thompson family.
Ms Bacon, from Barnsley, said she wanted to "make life easier for Conley's family at this tough time".
But on social media some have shown a heartless streak criticising Conley's Mum and others for allowing him to play out aged just seven.
That is constructive or helpful.
Accidents can happen any time and any place.
The family now have to move on and find a life without Conley. They will be plagued by thoughts of their own and need empathy right now.
Although police have said in a statement there are no suspicious circumstances surrounding Conley's death they have appealed for any witnesses, who may be able to help piece together the last few hours of this little boy's life, to contact them.
According to the Daily Mirror 24/7 security at the building site had stopped two-weeks ago, tying in with school holidays in the UK, which has allowed local kids to gain access.
If you want to donate to the appeal for a funeral you can do so here.
Reporting on a live blog the Daily Mirror has this from a local lady who is not named " "I don't know the family but this is a close-knit area and word spreads like wildfire. “I just can't believe it, it's so sad. I feel terrible for them. I heard screams and cries coming from the house which must be when they were told. "People have been writing things on Facebook like 'Rest in Peace’. “Apparently he had been seen climbing around in the area near the church yard. "I often see him playing about on the street." Another lady in the area said: "I can't imagine what the family must be going through. It's just unbelievable"."
Formal identification of the body is still to take place but police are certain it is that of Conley. He had managed to access the building site on his way home Sunday. Police had checked the building site access Sunday as they searched for the missing boy but it looked secure.
The body was found in a vertical plastic pipe; Conley appears to have slipped into that pipe due to wet weather.
His grandmother Deborah Fraser speaking to the mainstream media said Monday the family were "shell-shocked" by his death. "You know it was raining, he slipped and went straight down. I hate to think what his little mind was going through. "We know that he's got through a small hole in top of the construction site, and because it's been wet he's slid down and gone into a vertical pipe.” It's not even sunken in now that he's gone. I'm stood next to the place where he died and I'm thinking 'what the hell were you doing, Conley, in a place like this?' "His brain must have been all over the place trying to get out."
She appeared relatively calm on TV news channels but shock does that.
The family face a long road ahead - Thoughts with them at this terrible time.
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