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This is the story of how a loving community is remembering one of its best boys, Toby Riley.

Toby a son, brother, BFF, football player/coach, skateboarder and all-round good egg died on July 4, 2021, aged just 18.

Everyone came together for Toby’s Fun Day raising a staggering amount of money for good causes and good ideas.

For Young Minds charity it was £4,600 and towards an outdoor activity area it was £23,900 making a grand total or £28,500.

There were 600 runners of all ages who signed up beforehand online and a further75 on the day.

And an auction raised an amazing £10,000 with 27 lots being bid on.

Monies raised by the special fun day on Sunday, May 8, at the Ring O’Bells pub and on Grove playing fields was going towards building an outdoor gym in Nailsea as a fitting memorial to the much-loved teenager.

A little over a year since a few friends had a ‘little idea’ which grew into the almighty project a location was secured for the new activity area.

With permission from Nailsea Playing Fields Association and Nailsea Town Council a plots was found in the grounds of Grove Sports Club and Social Centre, off St Marys Grove.

With the equipment orders months before the ground needed to be cleared and prepped before work could  begin.

And with a little more help from Joe Brake, Wilson Groundworks team, Flynns, Nailsea Construction, Jim Wemyss and RCG Fencing & Landscapes Ltd, a mound as big as a mountain was removed in one and a half days.

Then on Sunday, May 7, the area was officially declared open.

On this page is three slideshows of how a germ of an idea progressed into a reality.

For more fun day photos go HERE.

For Toby Riley with much love