More than £3,000 raised to support grieving family of teenager who died after falling from car

PUBLISHED: 07:19 07 August 2019 | UPDATED: 09:25 07 August 2019

Friends posted a photo of John 'Dave' King to a GoFundMe page to help pay for his funeral after the teenager died following an incident at Ely. Picture: GOFUNDME.

Friends posted a photo of John 'Dave' King to a GoFundMe page to help pay for his funeral after the teenager died following an incident at Ely. Picture: GOFUNDME.

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A fund set up to support the family of a Littleport teenager who died after falling from a car on the A10 has already reached its £3,266 target.

The GoFundMe page was launched following the death of John 'Dave' King, of Upton Place, whose life support machine was turned off when doctors were unable to save his life following the incident.

Conor Stanford set up the fund a short while after John's death to help his family pay for the funeral expenses.

Many tributes were posted to the page remembering John with affection and dozens offered small amounts of money to quickly edge the fund to over £1,000.

But thanks to a £1,000 anonymous donation, which will be forwarded by organisers to the grieving family, the fund reached its target on the same day.

Conor posted to the GoFundMe page: "John was a gold hearted person who would have had the brightest future ahead of him. Unfortunately an incident happened which left him on life support.

"Now he is no longer with us. If you know John aka 'Dave' then you'll know he's always got a smile or something funny to say, Dave just bought joy into the room when everyone's down. We love and will miss you."

Many tributes were offered in support of the appeal, together with donations from those that knew John.

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Kirsty wrote: "John was a full of life soul. No matter how unhappy you felt he had a way of making you smile; you will be sadly missed fella RIP."

Richard Rudrich posted: "An amazing person, you were taken way to early big man RIP my friend."

Atanya Chapman said: "A beautiful soul needs a beautiful good bye."

Sydney Owen added: "Such a lovely guy, so sad to see you gone John. Hope this can help with a good send off."

Tom Wicker said: "He had a heart of gold and would put himself out there for anyone, always helped me in my times of need, there was not a bad bone in his body and he deserves a proper send off."

Harry Kent posted:" I'll miss you man, thanks for everything you did for me. Much love."

Olivia Acred said: "Dave put a smile on everyone's face and he had the purest heart. He'll be missed by everyone who knew him."

Robby Spangler posted: "Was a good mate and was a laugh to be around; just so sudden and

Emergency services were called to the incident at about 9.40am on Tuesday (30 July) after reports the young man had fallen from a black Hyundai Tucson.

Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to call the Roads Policing Unit on 101 quoting incident 133 of July 30.

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