Hundreds of people launched colourful balloons from the heights of Lincoln Cathedral in memory of a local teenager who died following a car crash on Good Friday.
The memorial event on April 21, which was organised by friends and family, paid tribute to 16-year-old Matty Ellis, who lost his life in a three-car collision near Alford.
After hearing the news, Matty’s friends took to Facebook to organise the memorial which began at 12.30pm with a one minute silence.
Those paying tribute then released balloons with the Arsenal football team logo, messages of thanks and ‘Happy Easter’ balloons.
His family have paid their tributes to the teenager, thanking emergency services and hospital staff for their care.
Matty Ellis was in a black Vauxhall Corsa when it collided with a red Ford C-Max and a white Mercedes van on the A1104 at Snape Hill, Saleby near Alford on April 19.
As previously reported, three 17-year-old boys who were in the Corsa with Matty are also in hospital with serious injuries.
One of Matty’s school friends said: “We will always remember him from school. I had nearly every lesson with him and he was a class clown, such a cheeky chappy.
“It’s so sad to think that he didn’t make it to seventeen and we are all learning to drive and looking forward to all those things.
“We are all still in shock and our hearts go out to Matty’s family.”
Friends of 16 year old Matty Ellis who died last week after car crash will mark loss by minutes applause in 16th min at game today & on Sat
— Lincoln City FC (@LincolnCity_FC) April 21, 2014