FRIENDS of a popular young man who died in a tragic accident are taking part in a fundraising mission.

Joe Barker, 20, from Taunton, and Oliver Twigger, 21, from Newton Abbot, will be cycling from Lands End to John O'Groats in memory of their friend Freddie Pring.

Freddie Pring died following an accident resulting in a a severe head injury after he fell from a balcony in Magaluf in June 2019.

The popular young man was just 20 years old when he died on the holiday he had won after excelling in his job.

Freddie's friends and family are now trying to raise as much money as possible through the Freddie Pring Memorial Fund in order to help young people in West Somerset.

The fund hopes to help a wide range of people with its diverse fund, from children with special needs, to people with mental health struggles, or just anyone already achieving in sports.

Sport has become the focus of the fund in memory of Freddie's passion and talents.

And his friends are no different, with cycling as their chosen fundraising method.

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Joe said: "Being there when the family received the call with the devastating news about Freddie was heartbreaking.

"Witnessing some of the closest people in my life crumble within seconds was truly the hardest thing I’ve gone through, so when the fund was first set up, I knew straight away I wanted to raise money and impact people in a positive way in light of such hard times."

The pair will be taking part in the cycle from March 20, aiming to finish on March 30.

Joe added: "Freddie had an incredible passion for sport which has been conveyed in previous challenges for the fund and continues to drive us through the many hours of cold, dark, wet training that we have dedicated to in preparation for this ride.

"This March we aim to complete Lands End to John O'Groats by bike in 10 days.

This is a 900 mile bike ride and will have the equivalent ascent of scaling Mount Everest twice while we cycle the length of the country.

"In doing this we aim to raise as much money as possible The Freddie Pring Memorial Fund in memory of Freddie.

"Any donations would be greatly appreciated and please help us spread the word."

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Applications for the Freddie Pring Memorial Trust are also open.