PEOPLE are being asked to join a vigil to remember schoolgirl Amy Hofmeister on the tenth anniversary of her death.

Amy, who was 13 at the time, was killed after a speeding driver ploughed into her in Blackbrook Way, Taunton.

Her mother, Jane Hofmeister, is inviting people to join her on Tuesday in a minute's silence at the spot where her daughter died on June 15, 2011.

Mrs Hofmeister, who set up the Think Amy charity in the wake of her daughter's death, wants people to remember Amy and all road death victims at the get together at 7.30pm.

She said: "I have been so overwhelmed and grateful these past ten years from the amount of love and support towards myself and the Think Amy safe driving charity.

"This community took my daughter Amy into their hearts from the moment she was killed and have supported me in keeping her memory alive. For that I am eternally grateful.

"Please come and join in a one-minute silence and light a candle on Tuesday, June 15, at 7.30pm on Blackbrook Way in memory of Amy and all victims of road death.



"If you are unable to attend then please light a candle in your own home and post a picture on the Think Amy Facebook page to help Amy's light shine on.

"The Everyone Active Cafe will be open for takeaway refreshments between 7pm and 8pm for those who wish to attend and join us for a chat afterwards."

Leonard Jones, then 41, was jailed for seven years for causing Amy's death by dangerous driving.

At the time he was racing his girlfriend Leanne Burnell, 21, in a different car. She was jailed for 18 months on the same charge.