Mother of teenage crash victim Ashley Jones appeals for help to bury him next to two friends killed in the accident

Crash victim's mother: 'I want to finally lay him to rest'

Ashley Jones with his mother, Viv Fegan

Ashley Jones

The three boys: Ashley Jones, Jack Boyton and Harry Ferrand who all died in the car crash in November 2012

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A bereaved mother who lost her son in a car accident is hoping to raise enough money to finally lay him to rest.

Ashley Jones, 19, died with best friends Jack Boyton and Harry Ferrand, both 17, of Elsinge Estate in Bullsmoor, on November 9, 2012.

The car the three were travelling in crashed into a parked lorry on the A10 near Hoddesdon in Cheshunt. A fourth young man, Liam Bradshaw, who was also in the car, suffered severe head injuries.

However, Ashley’s family were not entitled to road traffic accident payment because he was older than 18, which left his mother Viv Fegan unable to pay to bury him alongside Jack and Harry.

Finding it hard to speak, Ms Fegan, who lives in Canvey Island, Essex, said that she would be very grateful if anyone was to step forward and help.

She said: “It would mean so much if people could make a donation, I would be so grateful.

“I wasn’t in Enfield when he died so I wanted to take him home with me as I did not have the opportunity to say my goodbye to him.

“I am now ready to put Ashley to rest and have his ashes interred in their own resting place near the other boys.”

Ms Fegan must raise £4,000 to be able to lay her son to rest.

Still distraught at the mention of her son, she described him as a ‘happy-go-lucky’ teenager who was obsessed by football.

She said: “Ashley was football-mad and supported Arsenal and grew up in Enfield. He was your typical teenager but he has a really dry sense of humour and was very witty. He was a joker.

“He enjoyed life and was a very sensible and respectful son, and a mummy’s boy. He has left behind a very big family and we all will miss him.

“Setting up Ashley’s Wish will help me lay him to rest finally.”

The campaign, known as Ashley’s Wish, was set up by Ashley’s mother and close friend Danielle Prior.

Ms Prior said: “I want to be able to help make the family's final wish become a reality and help to give them a bit of comfort when they need it most.

“This will show that even though Ashley may be gone but will never be forgotten and we will make sure his memory lives on.”

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9:04am Wed 19 Feb 14

Enfieldian14 says...

Surely his very big family can raise the necessary money to lay him to rest? I known mine would sell the shirts off their backs if it were a member of our family.
Surely his very big family can raise the necessary money to lay him to rest? I known mine would sell the shirts off their backs if it were a member of our family. Enfieldian14
  • Score: 5

11:31am Wed 19 Feb 14

EN1girl says...

While I do sympathise, £4,000 seems a bit of an inflated figure. That would more than cover the cost of a cremation and service, if required. Since the cremation already appears to have been carried out, to actually inter the ashes could be done at a fraction of that price.
While I do sympathise, £4,000 seems a bit of an inflated figure. That would more than cover the cost of a cremation and service, if required. Since the cremation already appears to have been carried out, to actually inter the ashes could be done at a fraction of that price. EN1girl
  • Score: 7

1:43pm Wed 19 Feb 14

En1local says...

His family are also helping get the money so please don't comment until you know the facts and yes Ashley has been cremated already but it doesn't mean it's all paid for things do come at a cost ' and you also have to pay for a plot for inturnment and things that go along with it , Ashley's as yet doesn't have a plot so it's not as simple as just having Ashley's inturned . There are a lot of factors to be taken into consideration and I for one am not putting them on her for people who like to judge before knowing the facts behind it all .
His family are also helping get the money so please don't comment until you know the facts and yes Ashley has been cremated already but it doesn't mean it's all paid for things do come at a cost ' and you also have to pay for a plot for inturnment and things that go along with it , Ashley's as yet doesn't have a plot so it's not as simple as just having Ashley's inturned . There are a lot of factors to be taken into consideration and I for one am not putting them on her for people who like to judge before knowing the facts behind it all . En1local
  • Score: -3

1:45pm Wed 19 Feb 14

En1local says...

Enfieldian14 wrote:
Surely his very big family can raise the necessary money to lay him to rest? I known mine would sell the shirts off their backs if it were a member of our family.
And Ashley's family are putting money towards things , they were asked by paper the total cost which was given . Nobody stated they weren't putting towards this
[quote][p][bold]Enfieldian14[/bold] wrote: Surely his very big family can raise the necessary money to lay him to rest? I known mine would sell the shirts off their backs if it were a member of our family.[/p][/quote]And Ashley's family are putting money towards things , they were asked by paper the total cost which was given . Nobody stated they weren't putting towards this En1local
  • Score: -2

3:56pm Wed 19 Feb 14

Booboo9117 says...

How dare you comment on a negative vibe, isn't this poor woman going thru enough with the loss of her son to see you lot trolling on here!!!!

God bless Ashley, Harry and Jack on such a sad tragedy and also for Liam still fighting strong.....

I'm sure people will happily donate unlike the sad people on here so quick to judge ****
How dare you comment on a negative vibe, isn't this poor woman going thru enough with the loss of her son to see you lot trolling on here!!!! God bless Ashley, Harry and Jack on such a sad tragedy and also for Liam still fighting strong..... I'm sure people will happily donate unlike the sad people on here so quick to judge **** Booboo9117
  • Score: 1

7:23pm Wed 19 Feb 14

caroline1980 says...

I truly hope the family manage to raise the money, it seems natural for the boys to be laid to rest near each other. What a shame people have to comment negatively, they are not exactly going to try to profit from the boy's death.
I truly hope the family manage to raise the money, it seems natural for the boys to be laid to rest near each other. What a shame people have to comment negatively, they are not exactly going to try to profit from the boy's death. caroline1980
  • Score: 0

7:41pm Wed 19 Feb 14

En1local says...

Booboo9117 wrote:
How dare you comment on a negative vibe, isn't this poor woman going thru enough with the loss of her son to see you lot trolling on here!!!!

God bless Ashley, Harry and Jack on such a sad tragedy and also for Liam still fighting strong.....

I'm sure people will happily donate unlike the sad people on here so quick to judge ****
Well said Hun x
[quote][p][bold]Booboo9117[/bold] wrote: How dare you comment on a negative vibe, isn't this poor woman going thru enough with the loss of her son to see you lot trolling on here!!!! God bless Ashley, Harry and Jack on such a sad tragedy and also for Liam still fighting strong..... I'm sure people will happily donate unlike the sad people on here so quick to judge ****[/p][/quote]Well said Hun x En1local
  • Score: -3

7:42pm Wed 19 Feb 14

En1local says...

Booboo9117 wrote:
How dare you comment on a negative vibe, isn't this poor woman going thru enough with the loss of her son to see you lot trolling on here!!!!

God bless Ashley, Harry and Jack on such a sad tragedy and also for Liam still fighting strong.....

I'm sure people will happily donate unlike the sad people on here so quick to judge ****
Well said x
[quote][p][bold]Booboo9117[/bold] wrote: How dare you comment on a negative vibe, isn't this poor woman going thru enough with the loss of her son to see you lot trolling on here!!!! God bless Ashley, Harry and Jack on such a sad tragedy and also for Liam still fighting strong..... I'm sure people will happily donate unlike the sad people on here so quick to judge ****[/p][/quote]Well said x En1local
  • Score: -4

7:43pm Wed 19 Feb 14

En1local says...

caroline1980 wrote:
I truly hope the family manage to raise the money, it seems natural for the boys to be laid to rest near each other. What a shame people have to comment negatively, they are not exactly going to try to profit from the boy's death.
Far from it ,not every body has loads of money and the family really don't need to see bad comments xx so again well said x
[quote][p][bold]caroline1980[/bold] wrote: I truly hope the family manage to raise the money, it seems natural for the boys to be laid to rest near each other. What a shame people have to comment negatively, they are not exactly going to try to profit from the boy's death.[/p][/quote]Far from it ,not every body has loads of money and the family really don't need to see bad comments xx so again well said x En1local
  • Score: -1

8:33am Thu 20 Feb 14

Enfieldian14 says...

As expected, there is a lot of hysterical 'how dare you' posts. However, if you are asking people to hand over their hard earned cash, perhaps the family should be a little clearer with the facts offered. For example, if more than £4k is donated, what do the family intend doing with the surplus? What guarantees have they put in place to ensure that people's donations are being used wisely?

I appreciate it this is a sensitive subject, but this fact alone should not be reason not to ask questions - or should people simply cough up because someone has been bereaved?
As expected, there is a lot of hysterical 'how dare you' posts. However, if you are asking people to hand over their hard earned cash, perhaps the family should be a little clearer with the facts offered. For example, if more than £4k is donated, what do the family intend doing with the surplus? What guarantees have they put in place to ensure that people's donations are being used wisely? I appreciate it this is a sensitive subject, but this fact alone should not be reason not to ask questions - or should people simply cough up because someone has been bereaved? Enfieldian14
  • Score: 4

9:50am Thu 20 Feb 14

Tracykenfield says...

I think these people have just set themselves up for a hell of a lot of abuse. Surely the most important thing in this is for Ashley's mother to be able to lay him to rest and get some peace of mind. She surely deserves it x
I think these people have just set themselves up for a hell of a lot of abuse. Surely the most important thing in this is for Ashley's mother to be able to lay him to rest and get some peace of mind. She surely deserves it x Tracykenfield
  • Score: 1

7:41am Fri 21 Feb 14

caroline1980 says...

Enfieldian14 wrote:
As expected, there is a lot of hysterical 'how dare you' posts. However, if you are asking people to hand over their hard earned cash, perhaps the family should be a little clearer with the facts offered. For example, if more than £4k is donated, what do the family intend doing with the surplus? What guarantees have they put in place to ensure that people's donations are being used wisely?

I appreciate it this is a sensitive subject, but this fact alone should not be reason not to ask questions - or should people simply cough up because someone has been bereaved?
I don't see much hysteria, I just think it is a shame that some people's instinct is to criticise. I agree that the article is not clear about the donations but that is more likely to be how it is written rather than the family trying to extort money from people. Perhaps I am naive or look for the best in people but I cannot imagine anyone would go to the effort this family appear to be going to if they had any other choice, for the sake of a couple of thousand pounds.
[quote][p][bold]Enfieldian14[/bold] wrote: As expected, there is a lot of hysterical 'how dare you' posts. However, if you are asking people to hand over their hard earned cash, perhaps the family should be a little clearer with the facts offered. For example, if more than £4k is donated, what do the family intend doing with the surplus? What guarantees have they put in place to ensure that people's donations are being used wisely? I appreciate it this is a sensitive subject, but this fact alone should not be reason not to ask questions - or should people simply cough up because someone has been bereaved?[/p][/quote]I don't see much hysteria, I just think it is a shame that some people's instinct is to criticise. I agree that the article is not clear about the donations but that is more likely to be how it is written rather than the family trying to extort money from people. Perhaps I am naive or look for the best in people but I cannot imagine anyone would go to the effort this family appear to be going to if they had any other choice, for the sake of a couple of thousand pounds. caroline1980
  • Score: 0

8:36am Sat 22 Feb 14

JaBailey123 says...

When this terrible tragedy happened you couldn't go anywhere in Enfield without seeing a charity tin for donations ,there was also a fundraising day on the first anniversary of the accident and then there's the cafe that was set up in memory of the lads, has any money been donated to Ashley's wish from the above I have mention ? I will be donating as I would hate to be in Ashley's mums position and this young lad now needs to be laid to rest
Good luck with the fundraising
When this terrible tragedy happened you couldn't go anywhere in Enfield without seeing a charity tin for donations ,there was also a fundraising day on the first anniversary of the accident and then there's the cafe that was set up in memory of the lads, has any money been donated to Ashley's wish from the above I have mention ? I will be donating as I would hate to be in Ashley's mums position and this young lad now needs to be laid to rest Good luck with the fundraising JaBailey123
  • Score: -1

9:45am Sat 22 Feb 14

Enfieldian14 says...

caroline1980 wrote:
Enfieldian14 wrote:
As expected, there is a lot of hysterical 'how dare you' posts. However, if you are asking people to hand over their hard earned cash, perhaps the family should be a little clearer with the facts offered. For example, if more than £4k is donated, what do the family intend doing with the surplus? What guarantees have they put in place to ensure that people's donations are being used wisely?

I appreciate it this is a sensitive subject, but this fact alone should not be reason not to ask questions - or should people simply cough up because someone has been bereaved?
I don't see much hysteria, I just think it is a shame that some people's instinct is to criticise. I agree that the article is not clear about the donations but that is more likely to be how it is written rather than the family trying to extort money from people. Perhaps I am naive or look for the best in people but I cannot imagine anyone would go to the effort this family appear to be going to if they had any other choice, for the sake of a couple of thousand pounds.
I'd have to disagree with you. I've looked at the website and there is no mention of what might happen with 'overflow' donations. Times are hard for everybody at the moment and I don't think it is unreasonable to want to protect our purses, or ensure donations are being used wisely. After all, you want to know where money you pay for your utilities is going, don't you? What happened with the Philpott fundraising group is a case in point. However, it appears one cannot say anything that is considered a 'negative vibe' or run the risk of being accused of trolling.
[quote][p][bold]caroline1980[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Enfieldian14[/bold] wrote: As expected, there is a lot of hysterical 'how dare you' posts. However, if you are asking people to hand over their hard earned cash, perhaps the family should be a little clearer with the facts offered. For example, if more than £4k is donated, what do the family intend doing with the surplus? What guarantees have they put in place to ensure that people's donations are being used wisely? I appreciate it this is a sensitive subject, but this fact alone should not be reason not to ask questions - or should people simply cough up because someone has been bereaved?[/p][/quote]I don't see much hysteria, I just think it is a shame that some people's instinct is to criticise. I agree that the article is not clear about the donations but that is more likely to be how it is written rather than the family trying to extort money from people. Perhaps I am naive or look for the best in people but I cannot imagine anyone would go to the effort this family appear to be going to if they had any other choice, for the sake of a couple of thousand pounds.[/p][/quote]I'd have to disagree with you. I've looked at the website and there is no mention of what might happen with 'overflow' donations. Times are hard for everybody at the moment and I don't think it is unreasonable to want to protect our purses, or ensure donations are being used wisely. After all, you want to know where money you pay for your utilities is going, don't you? What happened with the Philpott fundraising group is a case in point. However, it appears one cannot say anything that is considered a 'negative vibe' or run the risk of being accused of trolling. Enfieldian14
  • Score: 8

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