Car cruise in memory of London Colney teenager
PUBLISHED: 15:00 30 July 2011
A CAR cruise took place at the weekend in memory of a London Colney teenager who died tragically from meningitis, having previously beaten cancer.
Tristan Cave, a former student at Francis Bacon School in St Albans, passed away earlier this month, on the day before his 20th birthday.
“He was one of the nicest people you could ever meet,” said close friend Dean Frame, who organised the cruise, alongside Kelly Spicer and Lewis Cameron.
“He was a really happy and bubbly person and he certainly lived life to the full after beating cancer.”
The event, on Saturday evening, was organised to raise money for Tristan’s family and attracted around 60 people and 21 cars. Starting at Abbey View Retail Park in St Albans, the procession was led by a van, which was decorated with flowers and photos of Tristan. All the cars involved were decorated with red ribbons and stickers and people were given special pens to write messages on the car windows.
After setting off, the group made its way through Holywell Hill and Hatfield Road, before heading to London Colney High Street where the teen grew up and lived with his family.
Dean continued: “Everyone who wasn’t driving walked in front of the cars and chanted Tristan’s name. We stopped outside his house before moving on to Southend.”
The 150-mile cruise raised around £600 which will be given to Tristan’s family to help with funeral costs.
Dean continued: “It went really well. It was quite stressful but it was well worth it.”