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02nd Jun 2023

Dad of six-month-old baby due to get married in six weeks dies on stag do

Steve Hopkins

‘One-of-a-kind is truly the only description anyone who knew him could use’

A new dad reportedly died on the first day of his stag do just weeks out from his wedding.

Jonny Barltrop was celebrating his upcoming nuptials to fiancee, Cheri Bulmer, with friends in Marbella, Spain, when he was hit by a vehicle on May 27.

A GoFundMe set up to support Cheri and the couple’s six-month-old son, Leo, has raised over £56,000 in just a few days.

The Mirror reported that Jonny, from London, was on the first day of a three-day celebration when he was killed and that his partner is “completely heartbroken”.

The pair were due to wed in six weeks.

Jonny’s colleague Chris Ewart detailed the tragedy on his LinkedIn page.

Chris and Jonny worked together at Build Recruitment where the deceased was a regional director.

“I have some extremely sad and devastating news to share,” Chris wrote in his post.

“Jonny Barltrop was involved in a traffic accident whilst on his stag do and tragically passed away.

“He leaves behind his fiancee, Cheri and six-month-old baby Leo which is heartbreaking beyond belief. He had so much love for them it can’t be put into words. “They are part of the Build Recruitment family and we will be there for them forever.”

Chris said Jonny was one of his “best friends”. The pair had worked together for nine years.

“He was highly driven and the most successful recruitment professional I’ve come across. But more than that, he was a great man, loved his family, friends and having fun. The depth of this terrible tragedy still doesn’t seem real.”

The GoFundMe aimed to raise £50,000, but as of Friday afternoon, it had surpassed £56,000.

Chris added: “The comments and support for Jonny and his family has been completely overwhelming.”

The Mirror noted that the fundraiser, set up by Jonny’s friend Tom Bell, reached its goal in just 17 hours.

Tom wrote on the page: “Jonny Barltrop, a fiancé , father, son and best friend to so many has tragically been taken so early in his incredible life. Leaving behind a wonderful fiance, Cheri, and a beautiful, six-month-old, son, Leo.

“A true icon and endlessly unique in his nature and how he enjoyed and lived his life.

“One-of-a-kind is truly the only description anyone who knew him could use.

“Tragically taken following an accident on his own stag do at the end of May 2023.

“Just under two months away from his wedding and with a six month old son, he leaves a huge hole in so many lives, none more so than his family.

“This page and fundraising is here to support Cheri & Leo now, and ongoing with as much love, generosity and kindness everyone can give.

“Thank you for every donation, and know that nothing will fill the void created by this tragedy, but lightening the load and burden of the family is the best support we can give!”

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