Telford bus tragedy: 'Car cruise for Christian' taking place in Telford

By Mat Growcott | Telford | News | Published:

A car cruise will be held through Telford this weekend to raise money for the family of a Telford schoolboy killed in a bus crash.

Christian Chandler

Christian Chandler, 13, was cycling to school when he was struck by a bus and suffered fatal injuries on Monday.

The Ercall Wood Technology College pupil, of Chockleys Meadow, Leegomery, was flown by air ambulance to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, where he died.

More than £8,600 has since been collected from generous members of the community through a JustGiving page set up by the family to help pay for Christian's funeral.

Anyone who wants to help can do so at

Photo: Cruise For Christian Facebook event page

Among those now collecting funds are Telford-based car club Defined Ridez, who will hold their Cruise for Christian on Sunday night.

Nearly 100 people have indicated that they'll be attending the event.

It will be a slow ride through Telford, starting near the Greggs on Stafford Park. The route will be a maximum of 10 miles.


Entry will cost a minimum of £2 per person.

For more information search "Cruise for Christian" on Facebook.


Mat Growcott

By Mat Growcott
Reporter - @MGrowcott_Star

Shropshire Star reporter


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