Crowdfunding page launched to help family of Thaxted crash victim

PUBLISHED: 08:14 31 December 2018 | UPDATED: 08:19 31 December 2018

Reis Farley-Hearn. Picture: ESSEX POLICE

Reis Farley-Hearn. Picture: ESSEX POLICE

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More than £7,000 has been raised for the family of a man who died following a crash in Thaxted.

Reis Farley-Hearn with his partner. Picture: ESSEX POLICEReis Farley-Hearn with his partner. Picture: ESSEX POLICE

Reis Farley-Hearn, 28, from Black Notley, died following a collision involving his Mercedes panel van and a Volkswagen Tiguan on the B184 Dunmow Road on December 19.

The Volkswagen driver, a 44-year-old man, was taken to hospital with serious injuries. He has since been discharged from hospital and is being cared for at home.

Michael Thomas, a work colleague, set up a fundraising page on JustGiving to raise funds for Mr Farley-Hearn’s family.

Mr Thomas wrote: “Anyone who knew Reis couldn’t help but be overwhelmed by his smiling bubbly and incredibly generous nature. Reis had a fantastic sense of humour and for us his work colleagues gave out and took so much banter. He was the life and soul and was in his prime - I am sure we all will remember these times we had with him.

“Reis will be known to so many people because of all the above but also because of his football talent - he was a prolific goal scorer and with the limited research we have was loved by his team mates and opposition.

“He was a very talented young man.”

More than £7,500 has been raised for the family of Mr Farley-Hearn so far.

In a tribute to Mr Farley-Hearn, his family said: “Reis was the most incredible partner, brother, son, uncle, godfather and friend. He was always the loudest and funniest character in the room and had everyone continuously laughing.

“Reis would always care for all his family and friends and was the most loyal person. We are absolutely devastated and heartbroken at this time.

“Reis is now back in the comfort of his mum, who sadly passed away eight years ago. We love and miss you, forever and always.”

To donate, visit www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/michael-thomas-3.

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