Balloon release in Melton to remember young lives lost in recent years

Family and friends of Ryan Morrell (18) released balloons and Chinese lanterns in his memory in July 2013 EMN-150712-180055001
Family and friends of Ryan Morrell (18) released balloons and Chinese lanterns in his memory in July 2013 EMN-150712-180055001
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Friends and family of Ryan Morrell (18) released balloons and Chinese lanterns into the sky in his memory near the skatepark in July 2013 PHOTO: TIM WILLIAMS

The event, set to take place at 1pm on Sunday, has been organised by Sophie Jones, sister-in-law of Darren Jones (19), who died in 2011, Kyra Whelan-Richards, sister of Adam Whelan-Richards (23), who died in 2011, and Jasia Jones, cousin of Jack McAree (19), who died in 2012.

As well as Darren, Adam and Jack the balloon release will also remember others including mum-of-three Michelle Davies (29), who died in a road collision last year, Leanne McCann (19), who died in 2009 after a brave battle with small cell ovarian cancer, and Ryan Morrell (18), who died in a car fire tragedy in 2013.

Darren Jones’ sister-in-law, Sophie, said: “We’re hoping for a great turnout to remember all of the lives that have been lost in recent years.”