The funeral of a young man who died in a horror crash on the A404 on New Year’s Day is set to be held next month.

The friends and family of 20-year-old Jordan Coupland will gather on February 10 to give the rugby player and aspiring bodybuilder a “fitting” send-off.

It comes after a crowdfunding campaign raised thousands of pounds to help pay for the funeral.

The campaign, which started off with a target of £2,000, has raised more than £6,000, with the number steadily increasing every day.

Family friend Debs Bowles thanked the community for the generous donations, saying: “It is just absolutely overwhelming and amazing. The community has absolutely restored my faith.

“This just proves that everybody loved Jordan.”

She told the Bucks Free Press any remaining funds from the campaign will be put towards an “old-school” gym named after the High Wycombe resident, who had been talking about the venture with friends, including Ms Bowles’ son Kalam Bovingdon-Bowles.

She added: “The fundraising has gone over and above what we expected. I am so grateful to everyone who has donated and made it easier on the family.

“[Jordan’s stepfather] Jim is just overwhelmed by everyone’s generosity.”

Tributes have poured in for the former Royal Grammar School pupil, with hundreds of flowers and a floral tribute spelling his name at the scene of the crash.

Ms Bowles added: “Jordan was a kind-hearted gentle giant who had a passion for bodybuilding pushing himself to his limits, he would always help anyone out and will be missed by so many people.

“Jordan will always be in our hearts and thoughts and our world will simply not be the same without him.”

To donate to the campaign, visit