A charity remembrance night for a much-loved young man from Bishops Nympton whose loss is still felt very keenly.

The Luke Adams Remembrance Night with an Elvis tribute will be held at the Parish Hall on Saturday, March 31, with proceeds to Devon Air Ambulance.

The air ambulance was in attendance on September 12 last year when Luke lost his life aged just 23 when his motorcycle was in collision with a lorry near Moortown Barton picnic area on the road alongside the Link Road.

Luke was a member of Devon Cruisers, a social car club with a love for Americana, and club members have organised the charity night.

It starts at 7pm and there will be live music from Elvis tribute Brockabilly to reflect Luke’s great love of Elvis and American rock ‘n’ roll, plus a DJ, bar and hot food.

He had only been a member of the cruisers for 18 months but club member Alan Braund said he made a big impression and was very popular.

He said: “We want him to be remembered because everybody in the club loved him, even though we only knew him for 18 months and we wanted to do something in his memory.

“He was the sort that would make friends with everybody wherever her went.”

Luke went to South Molton Community College and played football for several local teams, including North Molton Sports Club Reserves.

A tribute to him from his good friends Will, Lucy and Jenny said: “There is no single word that describes Luke; he was an animated and high spirited person who never took off his cheesy grin. Luke was a person that would befriend anyone and everyone.

“This led to him being a typical person to pin down, whether he was out playing football for North Molton, South Molton and even Chittlehampton or camping at car shows with the Devon Cruisers or just having a pint.

“With his energetic social life it’s a wonder he had any time for work, but Luke worked hard at a local glass facility and climbed the ranks to gain the supervisor title.”

All are welcome to the Elvis tribute night on March 31. To find out more, visit the Elvis Tribute Luke Adams Remembrance Night Facebook event page, or contact Will on 07527 346249.