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Let’s do it for Lee’s family

Created on 24/11/2020 @ 10:27
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The family of a young man who was tragically killed in an accident near Welshpool Golf Club entrance last year need our help to celebrate his birthday on Thursday.

Lee Ferguson was just 26 when he sadly died after his motorbike collided with a vehicle in  August 2019.

His mum, Emma Butler, said he was a “loving, kind, young man who loved his family and friends and had his whole life planned out”.

Lee was engaged and had a two-year old son who had become his world.

He would have turned 28 on Thursday and his relatives were planning to travel over from their West Midland home to lay flowers and remember his life.

But lockdown has delivered a cruel blow to their plans so Emma has asked our readers to not let Lee be alone on his birthday.

“Due to Covid travel restrictions, we are not allowed to drive to Wales to lay flowers at the scene of Lee’s accident where he lost his life,” she explained.

“If anyone is passing there on Thursday, please take a minute to think of him for us as it would have been his birthday. The people of the Welshpool area have been so kind to us and it would mean the world to all of his family.”

Emma said that Lee loved the outdoors, and particularly our area where the family once owned a caravan near Llanfair Caereinion.

“We used to love shopping in Welshpool and Newtown,” said Emma. “We loved visiting Barmouth, Lake Vyrnwy and the other beautiful places that hold precious memories for us all.

“Lee was a lively, outdoor, young man who loved life and loved to be outside either on his motorbikes or mountain bike with his friends.”

Lee lived in Halesowen but lost his life when he was riding his motorbike back from Barmouth. “He used to love his long bike rides,” said Emma. “Sadly this journey was too far and he never made it home.”

Emma can be reached at should you be passing the scene on Thursday and able to take a safe picture paying your respects.


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