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Over £10k raised in memory of tragic cyclist Philip Corr 'heartwarming,' says family

Keen cyclist Philip Corr founded his club in 2014
Keen cyclist Philip Corr founded his club in 2014
Philip Corr’s widow Kelly in the cortege
Philip Corr's widow Kelly
The cortege was lined by cycle jerseys

The family of a man who died while he was cycling home have described as "heartwarming" donations for a fundraiser he set up breaking through the £10,000 mark.

Father of four Philip Corr (41) died in Dromara, Co Down, while cycling back to his family home in Belfast. He had been out with the Titanic Quarter Cycling Club, which had had helped to form.

The 41-year-old who was originally from Cookstown, had travelled with his club mates to Castlewellan that morning.

His funeral took place at St Colmcille's Parish in east Belfast on Thursday.

As a mark of respect and for a role he played with the club members formed a guard of honour in a powerful tribute to Mr Corr.

He had planned to take part in a 100-mile charity cycle on Saturday in aid of supporting positive mental health for students at Ulster University.

Since his death funds raised for it swelled to more than £10,000.

Many of those donating offered their sympathies to his family.

"May your legacy live on," said the cycling club in making its donation.

Philip's sister Patti said the amount raised was a "heartwarming demonstration as to how much he was thought of".

"He would be so proud of the money that has been raised."

To contribute to Mr Corr's fundraising page, visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/philip-corr

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