Emotional tributes to couple who died after car hit tree in Charing
The parents of the young couple who died after their car
hit a tree have paid tribute to them by saying “at least they are
up there together”.
Seventeen year old Amy Clark - previously known as Amy Sciberras
- and her 20-year-old boyfriend Rob Wiltshire were tragically
killed in the accident in Charing on Saturday night, as Amy was
driving her mother’s car.
Amy’s mum Debbie Helmer and stepdad Jonathan Helmer, of
Highfield Road, Willesborough, have described Amy as the perfect
daughter who “just cared about everyone”.
Mrs Helmer said: “She was my friend, not just my daughter. We
would go shopping together and out for dinner. Not many teenage
daughters do that with their mums.
She was perfect, such a home girl. They just loved and loved
each other. As far as Amy and Rob were concerned, they would be
The couple met through mutual friends in September 2011. Rob’s
mum Sue Wiltshire said: “They met just before we went on a family
holiday to Portugal and you couldn’t get Rob off the phone. They
were texting non-stop.
“In every picture we have of Rob from that holiday, you can see
him with a phone. My goodness, they loved each other.”
Former Highworth Grammar School student Amy was studying to be
an engineer at Canterbury College.
The scene of the double
fatal crash at Charing
Her mum said: “She loved college, she was so happy there.
Engineering is quite unusual for a girl to study and it was a
nightmare trying to find overalls to fit her small five foot two
Mrs Helmer, who is also mum to Jack, 21, added: “I know parents
say it about their children but Amy really was just so loving and
"She did a week's work experience at the Lord Whiskey
Animal Sanctuary and by the end of it she had adopted a dog. She
just couldn’t bear to see it suffer.
“Rob and Amy made such a good couple, they were very kind to
each other. They loved to bake and stay home. Amy could just talk
and talk, which was good, because Rob was a listener and so laid
She added: “Rob and Amy were a credit to us - they loved us and
would rather spend a night with us that out clubbing or
Rob, who attended Swadelands School, in Lenham, had just
qualified as an electrical engineer after completing a City and
Guilds Qualification and worked for his dad’s electrical
Andy Wiltshire, Rob’s dad, said his son was a complete
Mr Wiltshire said: “He had quad bikes when he was young, then
went on to cars and then motorbikes. This of course came second to
Amy, Amy came first in his life.”
Amy’s dad, Paul Sciberras, from Ashford, added: “I am devastated
by the loss of Amy. My thoughts go out to both families.”
The families have yet to arrange funeral services but they are
planning separate funerals due to the sheer number of people
expected to attend.
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