Concert is held in London in memory of a Doddington teenager who died in a car crash 25 years ago

Stephen Mark Fisher.

Stephen Mark Fisher. - Credit: Archant

A classical concert is being held in London to honour a teenager who was one of three people killed in a car crash 25 years ago.

Stephen Mark Fisher.

Stephen Mark Fisher. - Credit: Archant

The concert is raising funds for the charity Roadpeace and is raising awareness for motorists to think twice before speeding or driving dangerously.

Stephen Mark Fisher of Doddington was just 19 when he was killed in a crash on the A605 near Turves while on his way to play football for Wimblington Old Boys in Peterborough in 1991.

The former Neale Wade student was among three people who died instantly.

His sister Lara Moore, who was 14 at the time of the crash and was at school in Manchester on a music scholarship, said; “It was caused by a couple driving on the wrong side of the road, hugely breaking the speed limit.

Stephen Mark Fisher memorial cello concert

Stephen Mark Fisher memorial cello concert - Credit: Archant


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“Losing someone in this way is such a cruel and sudden loss that it irreparably devastates everyone close forever and it is not often talked about enough or given the attention it needs.

“I feel it’s important to remember these tragic things that happen to innocent, local people, like my brother, in the news, in order to make people think twice about speeding and to maybe prevent any other awful crashes and devastation to families happening in the future.

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“Now it is 25 years on it feels like a significant anniversary.”

Stephen worked as an electrician with his dad Alwyn Fisher and had helped behind the scenes on a March Amateur Dramatic Society production of Carousel shortly before his death which is why the concert has been called Carousel.

Mr Fisher said: “Like so many other families you have to get on with life but there is not a day that passes when I don’t think about him.”

Lara, who teaches cello at the Royal Academy, is playing at the concert alongside her sister Helen, who is travelling from America with her family, to play along with other musicians.

Lara praised Roadpeace for helping support bereaved families.

She said: “Roadpeace believe there is much more that could be done to prevent these incidents from happening. I’m hoping people will want to donate or come along to the event to support this fantastic charity.”

• Carousel is on Sunday July 3 at St John-in-Hampstead, London, at 2pm. Tickets £14, free for children.

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