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Halstead: Parents stunned by anonymous donation for son's headstone
9:00am Saturday 2nd February 2013 in Halstead News
Grieving parents saving up for a headstone for their four-year-old son have been stunned by an anonymous £1,000 donation.
Mackenzie Cackett, of Juniper Close, Halstead, died last June after a two-year battle with cancer.
Parents Danielle Uren and James Cackett had raised £600 for a deposit on a headstone and had been planning to pay the full £3,500 cost through monthly payments.
But well-wishers at Braintree Council launched a fundraising campaign for the family last month, and Mackenzie's parents were further surprised by a remarkable act of kindness last week.
Danielle, 29, said: “It was bizarre. Someone unknown knocked on the door and just handed us £1,000 to put towards the headstone.
“The guy wanted to remain anonymous but I just wanted to give our thanks to him and express our gratitude.
“It was so nice and so unexpected.”
Full story in this week's Halstead Gazette.