CAMPAIGNERS seeking justice for disabled Bradford man Thomas Rawnsley, who died after collapsing at a mental health hospital he had been sent to miles away from his family, want the public to show support by sending them 21st birthday cards in his memory.

Mr Rawnsley, of Wibsey, who suffered Downs Syndrome, was 20 when he died earlier this year after a cardiac arrest at the specialist unit in Sheffield where he had been moved to last summer against his family’s wishes. He would have turned 21 on June 7.

Mr Rawnsley's family believe he would still have been alive if he had been living nearer to them in Bradford. South Yorkshire Police have said there were no suspicious circumstances surrounding his death.

Helen Ashby from the I Am Thomas campaign said: “We aim to collect 2,100 birthday cards for Thomas from around the world. One hundred for every year he would have been with us.”

Cards for Mr Rawnsley can be sent to Thomas Rawnsley C/O Blossom ASD, 10 Rounton Road, Waltham Abbey, Essex, EN9 3AR. Once collected the cards will be used as part of the on going campaign to raise awareness of Mr Rawnsley’s story.

The I Am Thomas campaigners will also be staging a parliamentary protest in London on June 4.