The sole purpose of E.L.Y is to offer a one-off payment towards funeral costs for families in Herefordshire if they lose a son or daughter between the ages 17 to 25 in a road traffic accident.

Emma Louise Young

The Charity was set up in memory of Emma Louise Young (E.L.Y.). Emma tragically lost her life on the 30th September 2010 in a road traffic accident. She was just 23 and our only daughter. Our shining light went out that night changing our lives forever. Trying to arrange your child's funeral in the days after their death is devastating and incomprehensible.

Ours was also compounded by the fact that Emma had died without leaving a life insurance policy or written a Will to say of her wishes in the event of her death. Consequently, we didn't have sufficient monies to pay for her funeral.

What is money when your world has just been turned upside down? Thankfully, Emma's Nan helped us to pay for her beautiful funeral and for that we will be eternally grateful.

The E.L.Y. Memorial Fund was set up as a Charitable Company on the 13th August 2012, registered charity no. 1148535.