FAMILY and friends of tragic road crash victim David Szewczuk are set to go ahead with his 21st birthday celebrations as a tribute to him.
David died in March when his car careered off Hyndburn Road near the Alan Ramsbottom Way junction in Great Harwood and ploughed into a tree.
He had to be cut free from the wreckage of his Ford Fiesta by firefighters but was pronounced dead at the scene.
He was a former pupil of St Hubert's Primary School, Great Harwood, and St Augustine's High School, Billington.
And now his parents Tony and Denise, brother Michael, 25, and sister Sarah, 11, along with his many friends, say they are determined to go ahead with the party in tribute to him.
Speaking from their home in Pendle Road, Great Harwood, Tony, 51, said: "It was his friends who had the idea originally. They said they wanted to do something for his 21st and we said we would do it.
"I just can't describe how it has been since we lost our son. It has been horrendous."
The party is set to be held on 7 July at the Mytton Fold Hotel, Langho where David worked as a barman before taking a similar job at Clayton's Dunkenhalgh Hotel.
Denise, 46, said: "We miss David so much. He was a special son who was so popular and we just wanted to do something for him.
"He used to make everyone laugh. He was a very happy person and he had his whole life ahead of him."
The event will include live music and a disco as well as a raffle to raise money for the Kidney Research Fund.
The family has chosen the charity as one of David's kidneys failed when he was younger due to an infection.
Tickets are available by ringing 240662 and are priced £10 for adults and £5 for children.