"He was a wonderful son and brother; compassionate, funny, loving and generous, but above all he had an innate ability to bring people together, to be a catalyst for friendship. We are so proud of Louis and what he achieved in his short life."

Louis was raised in Sturminster Marshall, Dorset where he attended the First School. He then went to St Michael’s Middle in Colehill and from there to Castle Court School and eventually to Canford. He took every opportunity life offered to him and was always full of enthusiasm and at the centre of activity.

Losing Louis, his mischievous fun, banter and beautiful warm smiles has left a void in our lives that will never be filled, but we are determined that some good must come out of this tragedy and have established this Foundation in Louis’ name. Its aim is to ‘help young people in difficulties’ and will focus on key areas about which Louis expressed concern. We can’t do Louis justice in this small synopsis, nor express our immense love for him but we can, through this Foundation, keep his memory and what he stood for alive. It was our absolute honour to be his Mum and Dad.