DJ and dad of three will help five people live after organ donation

Andrew Charlton and his son Oscar.
Andrew Charlton and his son Oscar.

A father-of-three tragically killed in a cycling accident saved the lives of five people after his organs were donated.

Andrew Jarrod Charlton, 43, who formerly lived in Heysham, died after a collision with a car in Tynedale on August 9.

Oscar, Eleanor and Chloe Charlton.

Oscar, Eleanor and Chloe Charlton.

Only 10 weeks before Andrew and his wife Katy were celebrating the birth of their identical twins Eleanor and Chloe.

Andrew grew up in Heysham with his parents, Andrea and Peter and sister, Amanda until he was 13 when the family bought Hornby Post Office and moved to the Lune Valley.

He attended St Peter’s Primary School and Heysham High School.

In the late 90s and early 2000s, Andy was a key figure in the progressive house dance music scene, working at Unique Distributionand 3 Beat and launching both 3 Beat Digital and 3 Beat Label Management. As Andy Jarrod he gigged with Welsh DJ and record producer Sasha.

He married in 2011 and made his home in recent years in North Shields with his wife, Katy, and their two-and-a half year old son Oscar, who has cystic fibrosis.

Katy said: “Andy was loved so very much, he was a wonderful father to our son, Oscar and identical twin girls Eleanor and Chloe, born only two months ago. It is utterly tragic that his children will grow up without a father.”

Being on the donor register was especially important to Andy because many people with cystic fibrosis require lung transplants later in life. Five people on the donor waiting list have received his organs.

A JustGiving page set up in Andy’s memory has already raised more than £4000 for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust.

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