Family launch fundraiser in memory of tragic Yardley victim - The Solihull Observer

Family launch fundraiser in memory of tragic Yardley victim

Solihull Editorial 10th Sep, 2023   0

KIND-HEARTED donors have raised almost £2,000 to help pay for funeral costs and a headstone in memory of a man who died in Yardley.

Liam Jones passed away on August 1 after his electric bike collided with a car on Moat Lane.

Four people arrested on suspicion of his murder have been released on bail as the investigation continues.

The 22-year-old’s saw a a week-long vigil held involving motorbikes near the location of the tragic incident.

Liam’s cousin Sean has created a GoFundMe page with the permission of his immediate family, asked people to donate to a fund.

Sean wrote: “We have decided to set up this Go Fund Me completely against Liam’s wishes-he thought it was ‘nitty’ and would never want to appear begging for anything; if you know Liam personally you know this was something he would say, he would always help others if they needed it and would give what he had in his pocket.

“He would drop whatever he was doing to help his family or friends and never grumbled or said you owed him.

“The aim is to take the financial pressure off Liam’s family and help cover funeral costs, a wake to remember and potentially an eye-catching headstone in his memory if funds allow us to. We are starting small and only expect people to donate where they can even if it is just £1- they all add up.

“This has taken a massive toll on his parents, brothers, sisters, nephews and nieces and has rocked their world beyond repair.”

He added that due to ongoing investigations no funeral arrangements have been made but the family want to give him the true send off he deserves.

For more or to donate click here.

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