HUNDREDS of people descended on a special fund-raising event organised in memory of a teenager who tragically lost his life in a moped crash.
Family, friends and even people who did not know Bradley Lloyd headed to Pit Stop, in Wellington Street, Burton, where he worked, over the weekend to take part in a washing and valeting vehicle event as part of a bid to help collect money in memory of the 17-year-old.
The youngster, who lived in Cumberland Road, Stapenhill, tragically lost his life in an accident on Sunday, May 18, in Grafton Road, Stapenhill.
A spokesman for the family said: “There was an amazing turnout for Bradley.
“The family truly are touched with what Pit Stop has done.
His memory will live on in all of us.”
The firm also organised the creation of a plaque in his honour, which was presented to his parents Christine Found and Kevin Lloyd during the event.
A spokesman for the firm said: “Bradley worked here and was well liked so we decided to do something in his memory.
“All donations will be passed to Bradley’s family to help pay for funeral costs and give him a well-deserved send-off.”
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’.
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