10k raises 7k in Tyler’s name

RUNNERS who took part in the Bristol 10k in memory of a young man killed on the Avon ring Road have raised more than £7,000 to help bereaved families.

A team of 24 fundraisers took part in the race on May 19 to raise funds for the Road Forward – Tyler Carley Foundation.

Tyler, who was 20, died in December when the lorry he was a passenger in overturned on the A4174 near Mangotsfield. The former Mangotsfield School pupil’s family set up the foundation in his memory to support charities that offer help to bereaved relatives.

The 10k was their first major fundraising event, and the runners had raised more than £7,000 as the Voice went to print.

Tyler’s parents Gemma and Mark said: “We are overwhelmed by the love and support shown to us. “Every penny donated will go to helping families who find themselves in the same situation as us.”

Donations can still be made online to the team’s JustGiving page, at tinyurl.com/ye2yveca.