The young men killed last year to be honoured in musical memorial.
The young men killed last year to be honoured in musical memorial.

Still mourning for the lost lads, one year after crash

A CONCERT featuring local artists will be held tonight in memory of the four boys who died in a car crash near Broken Head last year.

The event, In Memory Of Our Boys, will be held on Saturday, October 20, two days before the one-year anniversary of the boys' deaths.

Corey New, Mitch Eveleigh, Paul Morris and Bryce Wells were killed last October when the car they were travelling in ran off The Coast Road near Broken Head.

Money raised from the concert, presented by Southern Cross LADS Inc, will go towards funding a driver education facility for the Northern Rivers.

Concert organiser and mother of Corey, Ann New, said it was a chance for those affected by the boys' deaths to spend some "nice" time together.

"It just means something to us as parents," she said. "We know people will be thinking of them anyway, in the lead-up to the anniversary, so we wanted to do it in memory of them."

Mrs New said the all-ages, alcohol-free event would have an emphasis on getting home safely.

"When it comes close to curfew for P-platers, we will announce it so those drivers with passengers can get home safely before curfew time," she said.

Solo artist Kiwat Kennel will perform a song written in memory of the four boys.

And there will be three bands: local cover band The Habit, Byron Bay's Very Unique Existence, and Ballina's Brittle. It will be held at the Lismore Workers Club tonight. Doors open at 6.30pm for a 7pm start.

Pre-purchased tickets cost $10 and are being sold at the Lismore Workers Club, or $12 at the door.



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