Teenagers devastated by the sudden loss of their much-loved friend were comforted by specially-trained counsellors at school today.

"Gorgeous" Riley Ketley, 15, died last Thursday night after he was in a collision with a car near his home in Molescroft, Beverley.

Tributes continue to be paid online for the Longcroft School pupil, and hundreds of his family and friends gathered on Sunday for a balloon release in his memory.

Today, counsellors have been talking to and comforting youngsters at the school, supported by the teaching staff.

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A Go Fund Me page set up by a friend, with permission from Riley’s distraught family, has now raised over £16,000.

The family would like to have a memorial bench for their son, and also for donations to be made to charities which were close to the teenager’s heart.

Last year, Riley cut off his long hair which he donated to the Little Princess Trust, a charity which makes wigs for children going through cancer treatment by using donations of real hair.

Riley had been growing his hair for five years previously, and did a sponsored shave which raised hundreds of pounds for Hull Royal Infirmary’s Neo-Natal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).

Teenagers gather to remember Riley near to where he was knocked off his bike
Teenagers gather to remember Riley near to where he was knocked off his bike

The family would like donations to the fundraising page to go to the two causes in Riley’s memory. To donate click here.

Tributes continued to be paid to Riley over the weekend from heartbroken friends and relatives. One wrote on social media: “Riley, you’re gonna be missed by far more people than you ever imagined, sleep easy gorgeous.”

Another commented: “He lit the room up the second he came in. He will be sadly missed by all that knew him. Fly high with the angels, they only take the best young.”

The Beverley community has shown a huge outpouring of love for the teen, with Beverley Rugby Club holding a minute’s silence before games over the weekend.

Humberside Police are continuing to appeal for information about the accident, which happened at 9.30pm on Thursday, April 8 on Woodhall Way, Molescroft.

A spokesperson for the force added: "We would appeal for anyone who witnessed the collision, or has any dashcam or CCTV footage covering the incident or moments prior to contact us on our 101 number, quoting log 523 of April 8."