A number of people gathered at the car park outside Ards Forest Park on Sunday last in memory of Jimmy Guichard, who tragically died in England last year.
His mother, Karen Audino, and his sister, Samantha Guichard, have launched a campaign to ban the sale of legal highs in England.
Jimmy Guichard was found unconscious in his Gravesend home in England following a heart attack in October last. Kent Police later told her that the legal high which is often marketed as ‘herbal incense’ was found in his room.
Jimmy lived in Letterkenny and played for the St. Eunan’s hurling team. He was much respected and liked by all who knew him.
On Sunday last, many people turned up in Ards to partake in a ceremony in memory of Jimmy.
Walkers in brightly coloured outdoor wear gathered to the side of the car park and began an estimated hour-long walk through the forest towards the Lucky Shell beach.
The walk was exceptionally scenic and enjoyed by all. Many brought their dogs.
Jimmy’s name was written in the sand and candles that had been handmade by his sister, Samantha, were placed on his name which had been written in the sand by his mother.
As darkness fell, the candles were lit and placed on the ocean by friends and family before the candles were swept out to sea.