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Fundraiser for Lowestoft teenager Ethan Wright who died in Higher Drive crash raises almost £12,000



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A fundraiser launched in memory of a teenage boy who died after a crash last week has raised almost £12,000.

Ethan Wright, 16, was riding his bicycle when he was involved in a collision with a van in Higher Drive, Lowestoft, last Wednesday. He was taken to Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge where he was pronounced dead on Thursday.

In his memory, a GoFundMe page has been created to help pay for a memorial for Ethan, and has so far raised £11,712, almost triple the target of £4,000.

A fundraiser in Ethan's memory has raised £11,872. Picture: Waveney Football Club
A fundraiser in Ethan's memory has raised £11,872. Picture: Waveney Football Club

"Ethan was a caring, funny, kind, intelligent young man who touched the hearts of all who knew him," a statement by Shaun Miller, the organiser, said on the fundraising page said.

"I personally had the privilege to coach Ethan football at Waveney FC, Ethan always played and trained with the biggest smile you could imagine, his happiness and joy for the game spread throughout the whole team.

"Please help me give Ethan the send off he deserves and show Ethan`s parents how much he was loved by his family and friends."

Ethan’s family are being supported by specialist trained officers and have requested that their privacy is respected at this time.

To donate in Ethan's memory, click here.