THE firm where a Burton youngster, who lost his life in a moped crash, worked has launched a fund-raising drive to help collect cash for his family.
Bradley Lloyd plied his trade at Pit Stop, in Wellington Street, Burton, before tragically losing his life in an accident on Sunday night in Grafton Road, Stapenhill.
Now, former colleagues, family and friends will be out in force washing and valeting vehicles in a bid to help collect money in memory of the 17-year-old.
A spokesman for the firm said: “Bradley worked here and was well liked so we decided to do somthinge in his memory.
“So, we are washing cars and doing mini valeting for the foreseeable future in loving memory of the youngster.
“All donations will be passed to Bradley’s family to help pay for funeral costs and give him a well-deserved send-off.
“Lots of people have already been along with some of his friends even coming down to help us out.
“We will be holding a big fund-raiser over the weekend and would urge anyone who knew him to come on down and make a donation and celebrate his life.”
Another collection is also being arranged at Phillips Florist, in St Peter’s Street.
An envelope has been left behind the counter at the shop for anyone who would like to help pay for a wreath for the teenager.
It will be sent out on the day of his funeral and will be signed from ‘the people of Burton’.
Hundreds of people continue to pay tribute to the teenager on Facebook and dozens of flowers and cards are being left at the site where he died on a daily basis.
Police have now formally identified the youngster and revealed he lived in Cumberland Road, Stapenhill.
Officers are still trying to speak to several potential witnesses who were in the area when the incident took place.
The police investigation into the circumstances of the crash is ongoing and police continue to warn people not to speculate about the crash or its cause on social networking sites.
Anyone with information is urged to call Staffordshire Police on 101.