Our James died on 10th September 2015.
He was 18 years old.
James Hursey was a beloved son, brother, nephew and cousin. He was a gentle giant at 6'4 with a wicked sense of humour and an all encompassing hug. His loss was a devastating blow to his family, friends and his community.
James was fit and healthy, he enjoyed a game of football and walked everywhere, showing us that this kind of tragedy could happen to anyone of any age and any fitness.
When lifting out heads above the parapet we were horrified to discover that we were far from alone, as 12-15 young people die, without warning, each week in the UK alone.