Public thanked for donations of Man Utd shirts for tragic dad’s funeral

George King with his wife Natasha at Old Trafford
George King with his wife Natasha at Old Trafford

The family of a 24-year-old Aylesbury father who appealed for Manchester United shirts that could be worn at his funeral have thanked the public for the support they received.

George King, 24, of Blyth Close, died last month after contracting a mystery virus which previously led to him suffering three strokes and a heart attack during a four-month stay in hospital.

George’s funeral service was held on Tuesday November 5 at Amersham Crematorium and his sister, Sarah said it was a very fitting tribute to her brother.

She said: “The family would like to thank everyone for their support.

“We were donated between 15 and 20 shirts and the church was a sea of red on the day.

“We were able to have a Manchester United coffin as well which was very fitting.

“Fifty people attended the service and it was a nice opportunity for us to look back on George’s life.”