A mother whose 13-year-old son died after taking ecstasy has organised a memorial walk to the top of Pen-y-Fan.
Lewis School Pengam pupil Carson Price was found unconscious at Ystrad Mynach Park in April. It is believed he took ecstasy and later died in hospital.
On Sunday, June 9, Carson’s mother Tatum Price will be joined by more than 30 people, including work colleagues from Quest Fitness in Caerphilly, to reach the top of South Wales’ highest mountain.
The walk will start at 8am and will go ahead regardless of the weather.
Mrs Price is aiming to raise at least £500 for the bereavement charity, 2 Wish Upon a Star.
Mrs Price said: “When we lost Carson, 2 Wish Upon a Star gave us a bereavement box. Without that we would have had nothing.
“They’re also giving counselling to myself and my youngest son, Coby, who is nine-years-old.”
Mrs Price also explained that while she feels drug use cannot be stopped, she would like to raise awareness of the dangers to prevent other young people from suffering the same fate as Carson.
Mrs Price also said that around £2,000 has already been raised in her son’s memory and that the money will go towards community projects in the Ystrad Mynach and Hengoed areas.
Carson died on Friday, April 12 after taking ‘Donkey Kong’, which is a form of ecstasy shaped like the video games character of the same name.
About 500 people attended a vigil in Carson’s memory at Ystrad Mynach park on April 18, where balloons were released by the 13-year-old’s family and friends.
Carson’s funeral was held last month at St Catwg’s Church in Gelligaer.
A letter from the family was read out by Reverend Gary Powell, saying: “You grew into a perfect little teenager, mischievous at times but that cheeky little face, we could never stay mad. You always told us you loved us and that meant the world to us, you were so precious. We only wish we had the chance to tell you again how much we love you, and will always love you.”