AFC Durbin United players' tribute to crash victim Kirsty Bowen
A minute's applause was held at a football match at the weekend to remember an 18-year-old who died in a car crash just two days after her birthday.
Players from AFC Durbin United organised the mark of respect to remember City of Bath College student Kirsty Bowen at the start of their Saturday game against Odd Down A.
The match had been scheduled for the week before but was postponed because many team members had known the teenager.
Meanwhile friends of Rhiannon Priestley, who died in a separate car accident near Bristol 24 hours after Kirsty, organised a memorial event to take place last night.
Business Cards From Only £10.95 Delivered www.myprint-247.co.ukView details
Our heavyweight cards have FREE UV silk coating, FREE next day delivery & VAT included. Choose from 1000's of pre-designed templates or upload your own artwork. Orders dispatched within 24hrs.
Terms: Visit our site for more products: Business Cards, Compliment Slips, Letterheads, Leaflets, Postcards, Posters & much more. All items are free next day delivery. www.myprint-247.co.uk
Contact: 01858 468192
Valid until: Wednesday, May 22 2013
More than 100 people were expected at the event on Solsbury Hill where they were due to release balloons and lanterns and set off fireworks in her memory.
Harriet Ball, 18, said the idea was to give their friend a good send-off in a way she would have enjoyed.
She said: "This is so all her friends can say goodbye. It is nice and peaceful up there and there are nice views."
Harriet, who is also a student at the college, worked with 20-year-old Rhiannon at the George and Dragon pub in her home village of Batheaston and said everyone was still in shock over her death.
"For quite a lot of us, it just feels like it has not happened. We keep expecting her to ring us and talk to us," she said. "I think we are all in shock really."
Rhiannon's family have thanked everyone for the numerous cards and kind messages they have received from people since her death.
Her funeral will take place at St Nicholas's Church in Bathampton at noon tomorrow, followed by a private family burial.
Kirsty's funeral is taking place this afternoon at 3.30pm at Haycombe Cemetery and friends are planning on wearing pink sweatshirts with pictures of her on the front.