Charity night will remember tragic fiance

Danielle Jones of Cambrai Street, South Hylton, with her fiancee Christopher Brittan.
Danielle Jones of Cambrai Street, South Hylton, with her fiancee Christopher Brittan.
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A kind-hearted fiance who died in tragic circumstances will be remembered at an annual charity night this weekend.

Popular lad Christopher Britton was found dead by his partner of a decade Danielle Jones, at the South Hylton home they shared, in October 2013.

Danielle discovered Christopher’s body slumped at the bottom of the stairs.

Scores of mourners paid tribute to popular Christopher, who was just 30 when he died, at his funeral at Sunderland Crematorium.

After toxicology reports, which were carried out in London, Sunderland Coroner’s Office has ruled that Christopher died from Sudden Adult Death Syndrome (Sads).

On Saturday, Danielle and other loved ones of Christopher are holding a third c harity bowling night in his memory at Sunderland MFA Bowling Alley, in High Street West.

Another charity bash last year also raised about £1,000.

Danielle, 28, said: “We want to raise awareness of the condition which took Christopher from us too soon, and the charities involved.

“We’ve done it for Sudden Adult Death Syndrome before, but this year we’re doing it for Cry, which is for Cardiac Arrest in the Young.

Shortly before Christopher’s death, he got engaged to Danielle after he popped the question on a trip to Abu Dhabi.

The loving couple had planned to tie the knot within the next couple of years.

Danielle, a care worker, had been out for a meal in the night of Saturday, October 12, 2013, before returning to the home she shared with Christopher in Cambria Street.

She woke at about 6am the next day and noticed his body at the bottom of the stairs.

Now living back in Silksworth, where she is originally from, Danielle added: “Things are still very difficult for everyone Chris left behind, but life has to go on.

“It’s just a case of plodding on every day, even though some are harder than others.

“We’re all trying to stay strong.”