Crowdfunding page to fund “fitting memorial” for friend and son from Enfield

By Clare Casey in Local People

A GRIEVING mum has spoken of her heartbreak following the death of her eldest son.

Football-mad Jordan Andidorou was just 19 when he died of heart failure in his sleep at his home in Linden Gardens, Enfield.

There was no explanation for his sudden death.

According to the coroner he was a fit and healthy young man with everything going for him.

The family is struggling to cope with the devastating loss of their son and big brother to three siblings. And to fund a new headstone in Enfield crematorium and cemetery where he has been buried since he died in December.

Mum, Mariah said each day was a struggle.

“It’s such a huge loss. To go to bed at 19 and never to wake up again, it’s just not right.

“He was fit and healthy. He loved football, he played for Enfield Town and was a massive QPR fan. Everyone wore football shirts at his funeral and there was a standing ovation at the end.

“We’re all struggling. I have three more children – my middle son who is 12, my daughter, 9 and my youngest who is only 2. It’s heartbreaking for all of us.”

Mariah visits his grave twice a day and has found it vandalised on several occasions.

She has not been back to work since Jordan’s death and she and her husband, who works for the Royal Mail, are struggling to meet the cost of a “fitting memorial” for their son.

A Just Giving page has been set up by Jordan’s friend Shane Tant, who is walking 150 miles in a bid to raise £3,000 for a “proper” headstone.

Jordan, who worked in the kitchens at the Coach and Horses pub in Cheshunt, had just been accepted on a course to teach English to children in Vietnam.

Mariah added: “He was really excited, he wanted to help teach children and he just found out he’d got onto a course to do that in Vietnam.

“He was a bit of a joker, very kind hearted and loving. He worked for peanuts but he was so generous with his siblings. He loved them so much.

“He’d just taken them Christmas shopping a couple of days before he died.”

Friend, Mr Tant, said: “Jordan was always a keen learner with a big heart.

“He helped me through some very tough time’s outside of football and always had time for his friends.

“I also coached Jordan as a player and he had a big passion for football and an incredibly talented player in goal and on pitch.

“I will miss him loads and will never forget him.”

You can donate at: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/InMemoryofJordanAndidorou?utm_id=119

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