Funeral Fund Set Up For Crash Victim
3:01pm 9th October 2014
The mother of the teenager who died on the A1065 at Mundford says she's been humbled after almost 100 friends, family members and even strangers helped her pay for her son's funeral.
Jake Kane's motorbike was involved in a crash with a lorry on Sunday.
His mother Marianne works full time but found she couldn't afford the 4 thousand pounds it would cost to bury him - and because she works, there was no help available.
Her school friend Tara Fox set up a Go Fund Me page which raised the money within HOURS:
“I thought it would take a few days and we would struggle to raise that amount but we’d reached the target within 4 or 5 hours. I think a lot of people really feel for the situation that Marianne has found herself in. It’s absolutely awful and no parent wants to go through this, so complete strangers have been donating as well as our old school friends and jakes friends as well.”
Tara also told us what it’s meant to Jake’s Mum:
“She’s just so humbled and appreciative of every one’s support. It means that Marianne can now concentrate the best goodbye for her child; and that her family and friends can be there.”