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Fundraiser to help family of Lewis Turner pay for ‘the best send off there has ever been’ raises over £8,000

Posted on - 25th August, 2021 - 1:28pm | Author - | Posted in - Preston News, South Ribble News
Lewis Turner, 20. Pic: Lancashire police
Lewis Turner Pic: Lancashire Police

A fundraiser has been started to pay for the funeral of 20-year-old Lewis Turner, who died after a collision in New Longton on Saturday (21 August).

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Lewis, from Chorley, was riding an Aprilla moped and was sadly pronounced dead at the scene after sustaining serious injuries.

Read more: Family pay tribute to ‘caring, thoughtful and beautiful boy’ who died in New Longton moped crash

The organiser of the fundraiser, Rebecca Harrington, wrote: “As I write this out for everyone that loved Lewis, it still seems like a bad dream. Like we all need to wake up from and see his huge smile and hear his laugh.

“Lewis brightened up every room so easily, it was natural to him. Lewis was simply beautiful. In every single way.

“He made a imprint on everyone’s hearts the minute he met them and brought nothing but joy to people’s lives.

“Lewis was a big brother and a little brother, and meant so much to Jordan and Lucas. There will never be enough words to say how much they loved him and how much he loved them.

“All Lewis ever did was work. He grafted every single day. Always wanting to make himself and his family proud. Lewis had plans for his future, and ideas and knew exactly the type of life and person he wanted to have and become.

“Sadly, Lewis’ beautiful life came to an end on the 21st August in unforgiving circumstances that nor Jordan or myself will ever forget.

“Lewis was only 20. Had his whole life ahead of him.

“I’m doing this page, not only to help the family with cost of a funeral but to give Lewis the best send off there has ever been. He deserves it. He deserves the world – for all his family and friends to be there to celebrate his life.

“He made a mark on everyone’s hearts that will stay there forever.”

The fund has raised almost £9,000, surpassing the original £5,000 target.

To donate, visit the Go Fund Me page.

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