A local business has launched a fundraiser, after the sudden death of a young boy from Wallaceburg.
Comic Oasis is hoping to off-set some of the funeral costs for Grayson Alexander, who died suddenly on Thursday, July 9 at the children’s hospital in London.
He was seven-years-old.
“His funeral is this coming Friday and we want to help,” Comic Oasis posted on their Facebook page.
“With so many from the community already coming out to help and donating to our fundraiser, we know we can at least ease the financial strain of the funeral.”
The downtown business added: “We will be raffling off a basket of goodies from Comic Oasis, The Black Goose, Main Phase, Chatham Cinemas, Thirty One, Scentsy, Great Canadian Oil Change, Red Umbrella Art, Sunset Gourmet and many more… total value so far is $750 and climbing.”
Tickets are $5 each and 100 per cent goes to Grayson’s parent, Robyn Alexander and Josh Ready, to help with the funeral costs.
The draw runs until Thursday, July 16 at 7 p.m. and will be drawn live at 7:30 p.m. by one of Grayson’s close friends, Claire.
“We are sharing our love and support to two parents who have had to face their worst nightmare, any parents worst nightmare,” Comic Oasis said in a Facebook post.
“Robyn and Josh, our hearts are with you and your family and friends at this unimaginable time. Little Grayson touched so many hearts around our small community. Grayson, you are loved and missed by so many.”
Grayson’s family will receive relatives and friends at the Haycock Cavanagh Funeral Home, located at 409 Nelson Street in Wallaceburg, from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, July 17.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, reservations are necessary and may be made by clicking on this link or by calling the funeral home at 519-627-3231.
Grayson’s full obituary can be read, here.
Tickets for the fundraiser are available at Comic Oasis, which is located at 633 James Street in downtown Wallaceburg.
They can be reached by phone at 519-809-9758 and people can follow them on Facebook, here.