Friends to hold party in Chatteris in memory of Dom and raise money for his sister’s unborn baby
FRIENDS of a man killed in a Fenland road accident are preparing to hold a memorial party to raise money for his sister’s unborn baby.
Dom Iliffe, 24, from Chatteris, and James Kiely, 27, from London, died after they were involved in a collision with a van as they walked home from a night out in March last month.
Friends have now organised an event in tribute to Dom and raise money to help support mum-to-be Abigail Iliffe - Dom’s sister and James’ girlfriend.
James, who was visiting from London when the accident happened, celebrated seeing the first scan of his baby just a fortnight before his death.
Twins Alex and Will Salter had been out in March with James and Dom on the night of the crash, but had decided to come home early.
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They are among friends organising the event, which takes place at The Sportsman, in Chatteris, next month.
Alex, 24, said: “It’s the best possible cause we could raise money for.
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“The reason we wanted to do a party is because Dom was into going out and having a good time. It’s the best thing we could do to remember him - he was the life of a party.
“These last few weeks have been awful. I’ve been getting photos together of times we’ve been out and I’ve put them all onto a disc for the family. It was nice to look at those pictures and all the amazing times we had.”
Alex said Dom was renowned for booking trips and holidays. Before his death, he had organised for the group of friends to celebrate St Patrick’s Day with a trip to Dublin.
The party will take place on February 4 from 7pm. A disco, karaoke, raffle and auction are planned with all profits to go towards supporting Abigail and her baby.
Tickets are available in advance, priced at �7, from skylarkshowground-tickets.co.uk or they can be bought on the door for �10.