The mother of an eight-year-old boy who tragically lost his life following a collision with a car in Catterick Garrison last week has paid tribute to him.
Joshua Slater’s mum Kirsty has described him as “a bundle of joy, who was always smiling and always lit up the room.
In a statement released by North Yorkshire Police, she said: “He loved everyone in his life, his family, and his friends, he loved music and motorbikes and football, he was a proud Chelsea fan.
“Joshua was kind and caring and loved with every part of his soul especially his mum, we were best mates.”
Joshua’s mum thank everyone in the emergency services who attended on the night of her son’s accident, and to everyone in the local community who has reached out to her since.
More than £25,000 has now been raised by the local community for Joshua’s family.
Thousands of individuals and local businesses have donated to the appeal.
This week, a call has gone out for motorcyclists to lead the cortege for Joshua’s funeral.
The appeal has been launched by the Manor Farm Cafe in Bellerby – a venue popular with bikers.