A FAREWELL week to say goodbye to much-loved Karly Heweson began on Monday and will culminate at her funeral in Devizes on Friday when many people are expected to wear yellow to remember the sunflower loving young woman.

On Monday a vigil was held by her family and friends across the world and people were urged to light a candle at 11am to remember her. Some relatives and friends gathered at Prison Bridge where she died on August 27 aged just 21 to mark the occasion.

A tribute page in her memory has been set up on Facebook and a picture of field on sunflowers with a ribbon was created so it could be used as a profile. A number of people posted pictures of candles they had lit in her memory.

After Miss Heweson's death there was a huge outpouring of grief and a fundraising page set up to raise money for her two-year-old son JJ was set up. It raised £4,230 in the first 24 hours after it went live and now stands at £8,875 with nearly 500 people making donations.

Jemma Brown, who set up the appeal which will stay in a fund until JJ is 18, said: " It won’t heal the pain, but it’s something we can all do together. I can’t lay claim to it being my idea, so many people have said they want to do something. A small thing at a terrible time."

The justigiving page says: "Her beautiful little boy has been left with no mummy and the family have lost their gorgeous daughter, sister, granddaughter, niece, cousin. In her memory, this will raise money to help little JJ, her son, as he grows up. The money will go into a trust fund for when he’s 18."

Miss Heweson, who grew up in Devizes and went first to Wansdyke Primary and then Devizes School before switching to Melksham Oaks, is the daughter of Nick and Julie and sister to Robbie, Chloe, Libby and Obourn.

After leaving school she studied child care and worked at Noah's Ark in Devizes.

Her family described her as a free spirit and a fantastic mum. They said: "Karly was the most beautiful, kind, loving daughter, sister, granddaughter, niece and cousin a family could ever ask for. Karly was a fantastic mum."

She died after a car crashed through the barriers of the bridge and landed on the tow path. Her 20-year-old friend was seriously injured but is recovering.

Two men aged 24 and 25 were also in the car and both were arrested after the accident.

A police spokesman said this week: "The 24-year-old man arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and driving whilst unfit through drink has been released with no further action.

"The 25-year-old man remains under investigation."

To donate for JJ go tojustgiving.com/crowdfunding/karly?utm_id=126 Funeral directors AP McDonald have also set up a donation site for Wiltshire Air Ambulance.