THE family of a popular student and new town councillor, who died aged just 22, has smashed a fundraising target for a bursary and memorial bench in her honour at Aberystwyth University.

Emily Price, who had just been elected to Aberystwyth Town Council, died earlier this month after completing her dissertation in mathematics and physics at Aberystwyth University.

Initially aiming to raise £500 towards a bursary for underprivileged students in Emily’s name, the family has been inundated with donations, with £2,700 already raised as the Cambrian News went to press.

The family has now upped the target to £3,000, which itself is likely to be beaten.

Natasha Price, Emily’s mother, said the bursary and bench would “continue her legacy” at Aber­ystwyth, the place she “considered to be her home”.

“Emily loved studying at the university and would have gone on to do her masters degree in September,” she said.

“Should we be able to raise enough money we would also like to dedicate a bench in her honour, in the place that she loved so much and where she was about to embark on an exciting new adventure in as a town councillor.

“Emily wanted to make a difference in the world and with people’s help we can continue her legacy.­”

Emily, originally from Huntingdon in Cambridgeshire, was elected as a town councillor for the Central ward, representing the Liberal Democrats­.

Emily leaves behind parents John and Natasha and sisters Katie and Hannah.

To donate, visit the JustGiving page at­crowdfunding/Emily-Price-2017.

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