Ashleigh does not have a sister. She is lucky enough to enjoy the bonds of sisterhood with a very close group of friends.
These girls love each other dearly, care for each other deeply and look out for each other constantly.
This week, through no fault of her own, one of Ashleigh’s dearest friends, one of her sisters, was killed in a car accident. Just eighteen years old with a future filled with promise. She was doing all the right things. She just happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time and an out of control driver ended her life.
The whole of our city is in a deep shock. Ashleigh is devastated. We have arranged for her to fly home from France for the next two weeks. She needs to be amongst the people who love her most, the people who understand.
We have craved Ashleigh’s company and physical presence for so many months. We could not imagine that it would come at such a great cost to us all.