Fund raising day to pay tribute to tragic teenager Reece Whitehead

Tragic: Flowers at the crash scen
Tragic: Flowers at the crash scen
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A community will rally together this weekend to raise funds in memory of tragic teen, Reece Whitehead.

Reece, 14, was riding his bike and suffered serious injuries after colliding with a silver BMW 5 series saloon that was travelling east along New Hall Lane towards Brockholes Brow close to the junction with Cairnsmore Avenue last month.

He died not long after at the Royal Preston Hospital.

However, this weekend, family, friends and members of the community that loved Reece will come together for a fund raising day at Farringdon Park.

Organiser, Lizzie Wignall of Mardale Road, said: “We just want Reece’s family to know that they’re not alone and Reece will never be forgotten.

“He was part of the furniture in our community and he is very sadly missed by us all.”

The fund raising fun day will take part on the Mardale Road play area on Saturday, September 27 from 12pm until late and will include a BBQ, bouncy castle, stalls, face and nail painting and raffles.

Lizzie said: “A lot of local businesses have helped us out and donated their time and equipment to us so it really is going to be a great day.

“And any donations that people can give us on the day to raise money for Reece’s family will be gratefully received.”

At the time of his death, Reece’s mum and dad, Helen Whitehead and Jamie Knowles, paid tribute to their “number one son”.

They said: “Our loving son, we love you so much, you have gone too soon and it hurts so much.

“We will miss you forever and will never forget the love we all had for each other.

“You’re the number one son and that will never change.”