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Fundraiser for best friends killed in crash


Paula Hulburt

A fundraising page has been set up to help towards funeral costs for two best friends who died following a crash.

Joanna Lois Beach and Bondi Reihana Richmond, both 18, from Waikawa tragically died following a crash on an off-roading track in Mount Richmond Forest Park on 8 April.

Bondi’s cousin, Maddy Harwood, has set up a Givealittle page to help the girls’ families financially.

Writing on the page, Maddy says while no amount of money will fix the hurt and pain felt by those affected, it may help ease some of the financial strain.

“These two were the most loving, funny, kind hearted, beautiful girls.

“They were the absolute best of friends, who did everything together and were completely inseparable. They both loved adventuring and exploring the outdoors but most of all loved having fun together.”

The teenagers, both former Queen Charlotte College students, were driving a 4WD on Beebys Knob Track when the crash happened.

They had a permit from the Department of Conservation.

Apple’s crash detection technology alerted rescue teams to the accident.

An investigation into the cause of the crash remains ongoing, a police spokesperson says.

To donate visit https://tinyurl.com/uzpnz5ee

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