THE COMMUNITY has come together to honour a Barry legend.

Robert David Eves (a.k.a Robbie ‘The Legend’ Eves) was well-known in the Barry community; hundreds of people have paid tribute to him on social media saying how much he will be missed.

One comment said “possibly the most liked man in Barry” with hundreds of other people saying how much they will miss him when the news was shared on Barry Legends on Facebook.

The community has raised more than £1,000 (through online and in person donations) towards a memorial bench, funeral costs - including flowers which will spell out “legend” – and a donation towards a charity of Robbie’s parents’ choice.

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The fundraiser – available here – was started by Louise Kenny, one of many people who knew and loved Robbie; she met him more than 10 years ago through mutual friends.

Ms Kenny, who is helping Robbie’s parents who live in Penarth with arrangements, said: “He was THE legend of Barry. Everyone loved him, and he loved everyone – this is so very very sad.

“He turned 50 in May and wanted a party but didn’t get one, so I hope to make the wake a big party like he wanted.”

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Robbie ‘The Legend’ Eves funeral will be held at Barry Cremation, Port Road, Barry at 11am on Friday August 27.

As Robbie was a huge supported of Manchester United guests are asked to wear red.

The wake – which will celebrate Robbie’s life and his 50th party he didn’t get to plan – will be at Barry Town Football Club in the Sports Bar & Lounge area.