Celebration of the life of tragic Filey motorcyclist Luke Burton to follow his funeral

The funeral of a beloved young Filey man takes place on Friday.

Tuesday, 28th July 2020, 1:56 pm
Updated Tuesday, 28th July 2020, 2:00 pm
Luke Burton's funeral will take place on Friday with a celebration afterwards at Filey Sports Club.

Luke Burton died when his motorbike and a double decker bus crashed on Stonepit Lane, outside the Blue Dolphin holiday park.

The 23-year-old offshore oil rig worker was a former Filey RNLI crewman who played for Filey Town FC and Filey Cricket Club.

His death has seen an outpouring of tributes from across Filey and beyond.

Luke’s funeral will take place on Friday at East Riding Crematorium in Octon at 3.30pm.

At 2.45pm, he will be taken along the seafront at Filey, stopping briefly at Filey Lifeboat Station, before heading to Octon.

Because of coronavirus restrictions, only 30 people are permitted to attend the funeral but his family have arranged for the service to be broadcast online.

After the service, Luke’s family will be going to Filey Sports Club on Clarence Drive.

His parents, Brett Burton and Ann Marie Taylor, are inviting everyone who knew him to join them there, outside and social distancing, in a celebration of Luke’s amazing life.

An online fundraiser launched by Luke’s parents in his memory has been flooded with donations.

The collection has already soared above its initial £500 target, so far collecting more than £6,600.

The money raised will go towards the restoration of Filey Sports Club, where Luke loved spending time with his family and friends.

To donate, visit HERE

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