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

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

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

Twenty people paid the for the �45 ticket which included a cocktail at the start of the evening. Picture: @pic_fork - Credit: Archant

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.”

James Jay cooked a set meal of five courses. Picture: @pic_fork

James Jay cooked a set meal of five courses. Picture: @pic_fork - Credit: Archant

The special desert was kept secret until the evening. Picture: @pic_fork

The special desert was kept secret until the evening. Picture: @pic_fork - Credit: Archant

The evenign was to remember Eddy Lee who died in a motorcycle crash earlier this year. Picture: @pic

The evenign was to remember Eddy Lee who died in a motorcycle crash earlier this year. Picture: @pic_fork - Credit: Archant

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