THE FAMILY of a teenager killed during a hit-and-run are putting on a special event in his memory on the year anniversary of his death.

Harry Parker, 14, was on his way to his school Nova Hreod Academy on November 25 when he was hit by a car while crossing Akers Way.

The car then allegedly drove off and Harry later died from his injuries at hospital.

Now, on the eve of the anniversary of that moment, Harry’s family are putting on ‘Harry’s Memorial Day’ in his honour.

The event is taking place at Ferndale Church Hall where a hut used by Ferndale Rodbourne YCFC - Harry's team - is being renamed ‘Harry’s Hut’.

There will also be a road safety demonstration assisted by Great Western Driving Academy.

As well as this, there will be football, games, face painting, an auction, and a raffle with all of the proceeds going towards the road safety campaign Harry’s Get Home Safely that was set up following his death.

Swindon Advertiser: Harry's Memorial Day fun day will take place on the one-year anniversary of his deathHarry's Memorial Day fun day will take place on the one-year anniversary of his death (Image: Harry's Get Home Safely)His parents, Adam and Kelly, said: “We wanted to do something that would celebrate Harry’s life, he was a silly goofy fun person, and he would have wanted something silly and fun like this.

“It’s also nice for us to have had something to focus on in the lead-up to the year anniversary and something to distract us on the day, as it is an incredibly hard time for us.”

After the news of Harry’s death spread through Swindon, the community came together and helped raise thousands for the Parker family.

Some of this money went towards the teenager's funeral, with the rest going towards setting up the road safety campaign which has seen 20mph banners installed along Akers Way near the school crossing.

And this support has been shown again with several local businesses and organisations offering to help for the fun day.

“Once again, we want to thank everyone who has got involved in making this happen, the support we have received throughout this year has been fantastic,” the Parkers said.

“We hope that everyone can come along and have fun and we hope to raise a lot of money for the Harry’s Get Home Safely campaign.”

The goal of the campaign is to make the roads around schools safer, and Adam said the ultimate aim is for all roads around schools to be limited to 20mph at all times.

The event is taking place from 2pm-5pm and there is free parking available at North Star.