Crowdfunder set up for tragic 14-year-old Liam Rodgers

THE family of a teenager discovered dead at an Edinburgh flat on Sunday morning have set up a crowdfunding page to raise money for his funeral.

Tuesday, 12th December 2017, 1:32 pm
Updated Tuesday, 12th December 2017, 2:38 pm
Liam Rodgers. Picture: Submitted

Liam Rodgers, 14, died suddenly on Sunday morning at a flat on West Richmond Street in Edinburgh’s Southside.

In a call, emergency services were told that he was not breathing. He was pronounced dead when they arrived at the scene around 11:20am.

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The schoolboy’s death is currently being treated by police as unexplained pending further inquiries.

A JustGiving page set up by Liam’s aunt, Kerry Brown, appeared today with a target of £5,000 in order to raise money for funeral costs.

A message from Kerry Brown on the JustGiving page reads: “I am setting up this page to help the family that have had there beautiful 14 year old son taking away very suddenly on sunday morning.

“Liam rodgers was a much loved young lad who still should have had a full life in front of him.

“We would like to give him a final farewell send off that he deserves and to take a bit pressure off his parents as this would be a financial burden for the family do deal with at this time off the year. All donations will be greatly received.

“Thank you to everyone for their support in helping giving Liam a good send off. Thank you. RIP my little angel.”

On Wednesday evening, friends of Liam Rodgers will be taking part in a lantern tribute at Saughton Mains.