Over £2k raised for funerals of crash victims

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Over £2,000 has been raised for the funerals of three teenagers who died in a crash earlier this week.

As previously reported, Joby John (14), Aiden Sawyer (17) and Ricky Sharpe (17) died in a crash on Heath Lane, near RAF Scampton on Monday night.

Three others were injured in the collision, which involved a single Vauxhall Astra, but escaped without life-changing injuries.

Family and close friends of the victims have each set up fundraisers to pay for a “final send off.”

Aiden William Sawyer. Photo: Submitted

Aiden Sawyer

Leanne Sawyer, Aiden’s mother, set up a fundraiser on March 27, which has already attracted £1,620 in donations.

The family are aiming to raise £3,000 to “give Aiden the best send off he could have wished for.”

Amy Dobson, Paula and Joe Winter, as well as Col and Deb Dunham have all donated £100 to the fund.

Many commented on the page to leave their condolences. Courtney Parker said: “I would like to support the family to give this angel a lovely send off.

“It’s a shame you’ve been taken this soon, but you will never leave our hearts. Rest in peace.”

Donate to Aiden’s fundraiser by clicking on tapping here.

Joby pictured with his nan who died two years ago. Photo: Family

Joby John

Tom Washington, a close family friend of Joby John, set up a separate fundraiser to help the family pay for his funeral.

Just like the others, he is aiming to raise £3,000 to give 14-year-old Joby “a final send off.”

At the time of writing, people have donated on the page £375 so far.

“Joby was great friends with my daughter Keily,” Many Palser wrote on the page. “He always made her laugh and they created great memories together.

“His life was cut short far too soon. Shine bright like a diamond Joby. Keily will forever keep your memory alive.”

As previously reported, Joby’s headteacher paid tribute and called him a “wonderful young man.”

Donate to Joby’s fundraiser by clicking on tapping here.

A fundraising page has been set up to raise money to give crash victim Ricky Sharp a final goodbye. Photo: Family

Ricky Sharp

A fundraising page called “in loving memory of Ricky” was set up by close friends and family of the 17-years-old.

So far people have donated £315 to pay for his funeral, but more is needed to reach the £3,000 goal.

Touching tributes were left on the GoFundMe website, with some reflecting on the “fun and outgoing little guy.”

“Always smiling and up for a laugh,” wrote Thomelia Glover. “You are one of the most boisterous, fun loving guys I have ever known.

“Always smiling and up for a laugh. I’ve known you since you were a baby and you never failed to make me laugh. Your dance moves were second to none. Keep raving sweetheart.”

Donate to Ricky’s fundraiser by clicking on tapping here.

Flowers laid at the scene in tribute to the Welton Cliff crash victims. Photo: Connor Creaghan for The Lincolnite

“Taken far too soon,” reads one message. Photo: Connor Creaghan for The Lincolnite

People also left flowers at the scene and held a remembrance event in tribute to the victims.

Tributes continue to pour pouring in memory of the victims of the crash.

A big meet will take place on City Square in Lincoln on Saturday, March 30 at 11am, with a collection of balloons and flowers which will go to the crash scene.

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