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Dinner in memory of dad who died in road crash raises £1,100

PUBLISHED: 15:38 04 December 2018

Ciara Lee lost her husband and father of her son, Eddy in a crash earlier this year. Picture: JAMES JAY

Ciara Lee lost her husband and father of her son, Eddy in a crash earlier this year. Picture: JAMES JAY

JAMES JAY

A memorial meal in honour of a father who died in a car crash has been a huge success, raising more than £1,000 for charity.

Twenty people paid the for the £45 ticket which included a cocktail at the start of the evening. Picture: @pic_forkTwenty people paid the for the £45 ticket which included a cocktail at the start of the evening. Picture: @pic_fork

The meal, which was organised by James Jay - head chef at the White Horse in Easton - saw 20 diners enjoy a luxurious five-course meal, raising £1,100 in aid of road safety charity Brake.

Mr Jay’s good friend and former colleague Ciara Lee sadly lost her husband Eddy in July after he was involved in a collision with a lorry. He left behind a two-year-old son, Seren Ying Hei.

Mrs Lee said: “James and his team did an amazing job creating a really intimate evening where we could totally relax and enjoy the exceptional food.

“My husband has become a statistic. He should have been there eating with us. That cruel reality will keep us fundraising for Brake, supporting their mission to make the roads safer.”

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