THE FAMILY and friends of a teenager tragically killed after being hit by a car in Leamington have attended a memorial concert a year on from his death.
Kieran Long was walking along Old Warwick Road near to Morrisons supermarket one evening last February when he was hit as he crossed the road. The 15-year-old suffered a cardiac arrest and he was taken to Birmingham Children’s Hospital where he died the following day.
To remember the music-loving teen, his family, friends and members of staff who taught Kieran watched a number of performances at Myton School.
The programme was put together by Kieran’s friends and teachers.
Kieran’s father Mr Long said: “Angela Long and I would like to thank these incredibly talented musicians and Myton School for the wonderful concert in Kieran’s memory. Yet again we have been blown away by the love and respect that has been shown for our amazing boy. He would have been so proud of you all.”
The concert comes weeks after his friends released a charity single called ‘This Flight’.
The students chose to record the track as music was one of Kieran’s passions and before his death they had planned to write and record an album together.
Money raised through the song will go to charity Edwards Trust which has been supporting the Long family, and to the school’s music department.
The song was performed at the memorial concert in tribute to Kieran.
Teacher Mrs Whitworth said: “I was incredibly humbled by the maturity and sensitivity shown by all students who attended the concert. It was a lovely space to be able to remember and celebrate Kieran’s life and a really fitting tribute to his passion for music.”
‘This Flight’ costs 79p and is available on iTunes, Amazon and Spotify by searching ‘This Flight ft Anaik Dhut’.