Parents of hero Henry say thank you for support

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The heartbroken parents of little Henry Allen said a huge thank you to supporters at stadium:mk during Tuesday night’s game against Carlisle.

Dons’ manager Karl Robinson wore a black armband and fans of both teams rose on the fourth minute of the game to honour the four-year-old with a minute’s applause.

Players stopped on the pitch and messages for Henry appeared on the big screens with a banner showing respect for Henry raised in the Cow Shed.

Dawn and Mark were both at the game on Tuesday night with close friends and family and were overwhelmed with the support received on the night and since Henry passed away on Sunday afternoon.

They said: “It was a very special evening and it was amazing to see. We cannot say thank you enough for everyone’s support last night.

“Henry loved the Dons. One of our most favourite times was earlier this year when we came to the ground and he had a kick-about on the pitch with Karl.

“Last night will always have a very special place in our hearts. Thank you.”

A book of remembrance was opened for Henry this week at the Irish Centre in Fenny Stratford where people were able to lay flowers and pay their own respects.

Also this Sunday there will be a vigil held at the oak tree in Midsummer Place where people are invited to lay flowers and leave messages for Henry until November 3.

The week long memorial will last throughout the half term holiday. Dawn and Mark are expected to visit the site at some point during the week but all messages, flowers and toys collected will be passed on to them next Sunday.

A fund to support for the family has been set up at www.henrysfamilyfund.co.uk/henry_family_fund