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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