A mother who made an appeal to help lay her son to rest has been ‘overwhelmed’ by the support.

Ashley Jones died in November 2012 with best friends Jack Boyton and Harry Ferrand, both 17 all of Elsinge Estate in Enfield in a car crash on the A10.

Viv Fegan, Ashley’s mother, needs to raise £4,000 in order to lay her son to rest next to other boys after she didn’t receive the road traffic accident compensation due to being over 18 at the time.

His ashes have been with his mother and in six days of the fund raising page being launched, donations have exceeded £850.

Ms Fegan said: “Wow what can I say I am totally overwhelmed and touched by how many people have come together to make this happen.

“I cannot thank you all enough for the donations and support.”