Family's march in memory of teenager

A GRIEVING Ipswich family has marched through the town in memory of their beloved son and brother.

A GRIEVING Ipswich family has marched through the town in memory of their beloved son and brother.

Ashley Dorling, 15, died after he was pulled from a murky pond in Jovian Way, Ipswich, in July.

On Saturday 19 family members and friends of the teenager gathered at Christchurch Mansion wearing bright T-shirts bearing a picture of Ashley.

The group walked through the town centre and down Portman Road to Gippeswyk Park to raise money in his memory.

Amy Steward, one of Ashley's older sisters, said strangers stopped the family to donate money and help the family renovate Ashley's prize possession - his caravan which still sits on the driveway at the family home on Lavender Hill.

She said: “It is lovely to know so many people have supported us in Ashley's memory.

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“We have raised more than �1,000 so far and there are still donations to come.

“We will have enough to get a headstone for his grave as well.

“It was a shame more people could not come out and join us on the walk but we want to thank everyone who sponsored us and all those people we don't know who stopped us on the way.”