Bens family have announced in the last hour that Ben's body has been recovered from the River Calder. Naturally this is devastating news but I would like to thank each and every one of you who took the time to visit, repost, blog, tweet and facebook Ben's Poster. Your kindness and community spirit is very much appreciated.
Please send out love and healing vibes to the Manning Family who have showed strength and admirable courage throughout this ordeal.
RIP Ben - Though the caterpillars life is over, the butterflys has only just begun, spread your wings and fly xxxxxx
If you have arrived direct at this post via another blog then please read the latest update by clicking HERE
I would like to thank each and every one of you who took the time to blog/tweet/facebook Ben's poster. Your willingness to help and your kindness was very much appreciated.
Ben & Sue xxxx
Hello Furpals everywhere,
I know I have been absent for some time (blame the useless secretary not me!) but today I am here to make a heartfelt plea to you all.
I want to mobilise you all to help me in a furry important mission, I really need your help and I hope lots of you will join me on MISSION: HELP FIND BEN MANNING
A young man from my area is missing, it has now been over a week since anyone saw or heard from him and as you can imagine his family and friends are desperatley worried and need all the help they can get.
Our mission is simple.. below are some details of where Ben was last seen, clothes he was wearing, items he may have been carrying etc below that is a poster showing a recent photograph of Ben. All I ask is that you post it to your blog, no matter how close/far you are geographically. The more widespread the picture then the higher the possibility that someone will see it that has information to aid the search for Ben. Please ask your followers to blog it, email it to their contacts, show it to friends/family/colleagues or random passers by! The more people that see it the better. This has not hit the national news, only the local news, getting Ben's face and the details of his disappearance out to a wider audience increases the chances of relevant information becoming available to the family/police.
QUICK EDIT & UPDATE: Please can I re-iterate that no matter where in the world you are, please, please, please post the missing poster with Bens photo on your blog, you may have readers in the UK that would never visit this blog, the more his face is seen the higher the chance of information, paw power furfriends, lets get his face worldwide and give his family the best hope of answers to his disappearance - Ben xxxx
If you blog it please take a second to come back and post a link to the post so I can personally thank you and let Ben's family and friends know the level of support we can achieve when we fire up the power of the paw!
I know my wonderful furry friends won't let me down on this!
Thank you, I love you all.
MISSING - BEN MANNING
Seventeen-year-old Ben from Swillington in Leeds was reported missing by his mother on Saturday January 22 after he failed to return home from a Friday night out in the city.
He was last seen near the JCT 600 garage on Denby Dale Road having walked from Westgate, down Queen Street, along George Street at the side of Gala Bingo across Ings Road and along Denby Dale Road.
His last contact with family and friends was at around 1.30am on Saturday when he sent a text message to his mother.
Ben is described as white, around 5’8” tall, of slim build, with light brown hair. At the time of his disappearance he was wearing white Converse high-tops, grey jeans, black t shirt and a grey fleece-type jacket.
items that they believe he had with him when he went missing.
* A bronze coloured yale key on a bronze coloured key ring * A black coloured Blackberry Curve 8520 mobile * A passport in the name of Jamie Karl Manning (Ben's brother)
just a quickie to let you know that me, the fuzzbrat, the beans and all the family are fine.. Mum has had some kind of blogging breakdown, partially due (at least I'm blaming her) to the fuzzbrat and her exhausting antics. What she hasn't chewed isn't worth mentioning and she STILL needs to be constantly watched, which i figure is kind of exhausting! I love you all and I miss you all a LOT but i'm not promising when I will be back on a full time basis as the secretary needs a little more time. Its taken me this long to get her to assist in this short post! All is well and I promise to return ASAP with photos etc. (flashy box has been on overdrive lately)
Grandma (Ginger Jasper's Mum) is not feeling too good, she has a nasty virus that is making her feel really ill. If you are a visitor to GJ's blog he may be AWOL for a little while until Grandma is feeling better. I'm sure if we all go send some paw power and doggy zen to her we will have her fighting fit in no time. Sorry I didn't post the photo's etc yet. Will get round to it real soon I promise.