Riverside Memorial for Tragic Loz
A YOUNG man from Little Paxton is working with the district council to create a unique memorial to his friend, who was killed in a car crash. Charlie Allen, 21, of Kingfisher Close, contacted Huntingdonshire District Council asking for their help with a
A YOUNG man from Little Paxton is working with the district council to create a unique memorial to his friend, who was killed in a car crash.
Charlie Allen, 21, of Kingfisher Close, contacted Huntingdonshire District Council asking for their help with a memorial to Laurence Moody.
Laurence, known as Loz, was just 19 when he was killed in the crash, on Huntingdon Road, just outside St Neots, in November last year.
Friends and family raised more than �1,000 through collections at and after his funeral, and Charlie now wants to use the money for a youth project in St Neots.
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He said: "We all used to meet at the Riverside Park because there is space for us all to park up, but there is nothing to do. There are still a lot us who meet up down there. We don't want to forget to Loz, we want to do something for him."
Charlie and his friends originally thought of having a bench placed in the park. However, Charlie explained: "The council look at Loz's Facebook and Bebo pages and thought that a bench was a bit boring for someone so young, and they came up with the idea of a game that tests your reactions. You have to jump around hitting lights, making a fool of yourself basically. Loz would have loved it. He was a clown, always laughing and joking."
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HDC have said the project will be delayed until flood-defence works in the park are completed in the summer, but they have agreed to match the �1,000 already raised.
Loz's mum Deborah said: "We haven't been directly involved in this project, but we are really pleased with what Charlie has done.