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Stowmarket: Family of drink-drive victim urges people to apply for funding

16:54 30 January 2013

Martin and Jayne Jones, pictured at their home in Stowmarket. Their son, Aiden, was killed by a drink driver. Martin and Jayne are pictured with grandson, Ben Jones and a photo of Aiden.

Martin and Jayne Jones, pictured at their home in Stowmarket. Their son, Aiden, was killed by a drink driver. Martin and Jayne are pictured with grandson, Ben Jones and a photo of Aiden.


A MOTHER who lost her 20-year-old son after he was killed by a drink-driver has invited people to apply for funding from the charity set up in his name.


The family of Aiden Jones, 20, of Orwell Road, Stowmarket, who died in a head-on crash in 2009, have raised £20,000 for the charity, AJ’s Legacy.

Aiden’s mother Jayne said running the charity had been a support for the family.

“People should come to us and if we can afford to do it we will look at it,” Mrs Jones said.

“Stowmarket Lions Club have come to us and if we have a big item which we cannot afford to pay between us we could do it together.

“Last year we had been really lucky – a lot of people came forward and raised a lot of money for us. One man went round five golf courses in a day, people have had parties including a couple’s golden wedding party.”

AJ’s Legacy has supported children with additional needs but now Mrs Jones has said the family is open to help other good causes.

She said: “What we would say, if you do know of anybody who could do with help, we would sit down and discuss it and go from there.

“We will never come to terms with what happened but we felt by at least helping others it will give us a boost.”

The family are organising their fourth fundraising golf day at Seckford Hall. The event will take place on May 24, and is £140 per team of four.

Last year’s golf event raised £3,500.

To contact AJ’s Legacy go to www.ajslegacy.co.uk call 01449 675779 or email ajslegacy@hotmail.co.uk

From the website an application form for a bursary can be downloaded.



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