Local fashion group holds fundraiser for family of boy who died in grease trap

August 24, 2019 07:53 PM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — Local fashion and beauty group Fashion Forward Edition held a fundraiser for the family of 3-year-old Bryce Raynor.

Raynor tragically died after falling into a grease trap at the Tim Hortons on University Avenue last month.

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Raynor's mother had taken her son to work because she didn't have a babysitter for him. The founders of Fashion Forward Edition say they want to keep any other mother from going through something like that.

"It's so important, because back in the day we always had a community that surrounded us to let us know that if we couldn't afford daycare, our grandmothers [or] our aunt, who wasn't really our aunt, would take care of our kids," said Sharian Jones, one of the founders of Fashion Forward Edition.

After Bryce died Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo introduced legislation to regulate the safety and security of grease trap covers. The county legislation will consider that proposal in September.


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