Family hand over cheque to charity in memory of their son

Stephen & Angela Weatherley and friend Derek Holmes present a donation to Laurie Phillipson at the EAA Airbase ANL-160302-114216001
Stephen & Angela Weatherley and friend Derek Holmes present a donation to Laurie Phillipson at the EAA Airbase ANL-160302-114216001

The parents of an architect and keen cyclist killed in a cycling incident have donated more than £1,000 to a life-saving charity.

Angela and Stephen Weatherley from Sible Hedingham visited the Essex Air Ambulance Airbase last week, to present the charity with a donation of £1,544.50 in memory of their son, Jonathan.

Jonathan Weatherley ANL-160302-114231001

Jonathan Weatherley ANL-160302-114231001

Jonathan was a qualified architect who specialised in period and listed properties.

As an active member of Cycle Club Sudbury last year he broke most of the club’s long standing time trial records and was its rider of the year.

On Augst 23, he died following a cycling incident in Twinstead.

Outside of cycling he had a wide ranging variety of hobbies and interests including photography, music, travel and literature and he particularly loved Italy for its art and architecture but especially its cuisine and way of life.

Mrs Weatherly said: “We very much appreciate the efforts of the East of England Ambulance Service and Essex Air Ambulance Aircrew who tried to save Jonathan.

“We hope that this donation from family and friends will help save someone else’s life in the future.”

Laurie Phillipson, clinical manager for Essex Air Ambulance said: “I would like to thank Angela and Stephen for visiting us here today and for donating such a generous amount to the Trust in memory of their son.”