Charity events raise £1,800 for the Georgia Williams Trust

This article is more than 1 year old. Please read this page keeping its age in mind.

Money raised from a series of charity events in Lawley village has been presented to the parents of Telford teenager Georgia Williams.

Darren Blackburn (Lawley and Overdale Parish Council), Richard Handley (Lawley Running Club), William Gilmour (Lawley and Overdale Parish Council), Lynnette Williams (the Georgia Williams Trust) and Fleur Hemming (Bournville Village Trust)
Darren Blackburn (Lawley and Overdale Parish Council), Richard Handley (Lawley Running Club), William Gilmour (Lawley and Overdale Parish Council), Lynnette Williams (the Georgia Williams Trust) and Fleur Hemming (Bournville Village Trust)

Over £1,800 was collected through a charity fun run, quiz night and hog roast after families from Lawley pledged to raise funds for the Georgia Williams Trust.

The Trust was set up in memory of Georgia who sadly, and unexpectedly, lost her life at the end of May 2013.

It helps young people take part in adventurous activities and contribute to their community, and the Trust also works with schools and sport associations.

A cheque was presented to Steve and Lynnette Williams by Fleur Hemming, from Bournville Village Trust, Jayne Greenaway, Chair of the Lawley and Overdale Parish Council, and Richard Handley, from Lawley Running Club.

The Trust, Parish Council and Running Club all helped to co-ordinate and engage families in the fundraising events, which took place throughout 2018. 

Lynnette Williams, said: “Georgia was an extremely kind and generous person, a leader and humanitarian. The money raised for Georgia’s Trust is used in many ways and for as many over 11’s who want to achieve their goals. Many thanks to Bournville Village Trust, Lawley and Overdale Parish Council and Lawley Running Club for such a fantastic amount raised.”

Fleur Hemming, Community Development and Involvement Manager at Bournville Village Trust, said: “The money raised for the Georgia Williams Trust was a real community effort. We hope it will help to make a difference to young people in the area by providing financial aid, specialist equipment or courses that help them achieve their dreams.”

Richard Handley, Lawley Running Club Event Director, said: “We are passionate about helping to organise the Lawley fun run and know the money raised will be used to support the fantastic work the Georgia Williams Trust carries out. A big thank you to the local businesses that continually support the fun run, without their support none of this would be possible.”

Jayne Greenaway, Chair of the Lawley and Overdale Parish Council, said: “Lawley and Overdale Parish Council are delighted to yet again be involved with Bournville Village Trust and Lawley Running Club raising much needed funds for local worthy causes.”

Shropshire Live
Shropshire Live has been providing Shropshire with independent news and entertainment since 2009. Send us your news to interact@shropshirelive.com or call 01743 818 095. For advertising information call Fiona on 01743 816 817.
- Advertising -

Firefighters tackle blaze on the Wrekin

Firefighters were called to a large fire on top of the Wrekin on Friday afternoon, with smoke at one point being visible for many miles.
Police are keen to speak to Ryan Twardun as part of their enquiries. Photo: West Mercia Police

Police appeal for help to locate man following incident in Newport

Police are appealing for the public’s help to locate a man they are keen to speak to about an affray in Newport.
Attingham Park near Shrewsbury. Photo: National Trust/Alida Tricker

National Trust to reopen Attingham Park

The National Trust is to reopen Attingham Park near Shrewsbury from June 3 as part of its phased reopening of its gardens and parklands in England and Northern Ireland.
Cathie Sabin OBE

Tribute paid to Shropshire’s Cathie Sabin OBE

Tribute has been paid to Shropshire’s Cathie Sabin OBE, the LTA’s first female president, who was was an inspiration and a friend to many.

Shrewsbury Town linked with Linfield winger

Shrewsbury Town are believed to be interested in Northern Ireland winger Joel Cooper.
The opening ceremony of a previous Shropshire Homes School Sport Festival

School Games to go ahead as ‘virtual’ competition

The Shropshire Homes School Sport Festival, which involves hundreds of young people from the county’s primary schools, is to go ahead as a ‘virtual’ event this summer.
- Advertising -

Awards event will salute the Shropshire business spirit

A new awards competition to celebrate the incredible support shown by the Shropshire business community during the Covid-19 pandemic is now open for nominations.
Russell Griffin, of Shropshire sales and lettings firm Samuel Wood

Samuel Wood Estate Agents report first week ‘reopen’ a success

Samuel Wood has been officially 'reopen' for a week following the UK lockdown and the Shropshire Estate Agents are reporting a successful first week with a good number of exchanges and completions.
Hugh’s channel, Shropshire Kitchen Garden, features his tips on how to grow fruit and vegetables from home all year-round

Shropshire lawyer launches YouTube channel inspiring the region to grow their own produce

Hugh Strickland, a corporate finance partner at Shrewsbury-based law firm Aaron and Partners, is encouraging more people to plant their own produce with his own YouTube series.
Alexander Newport and Matthew Kent

Traditional gardening cup, not awarded for 30 years, reinstated by Bradford Estates

A gardening cup which has not been awarded for nearly 30 years will be up for grabs again to residents of Bradford Estates.

Hospital Friends hold spring photo competition

The League of Friends to the Robert Jones & Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital (RJAH) is running a spring photo competition to raise vital funds.

Shropshire photographer encourages people to pick up a camera during lockdown

A Shropshire photographer who created a six-week photography challenge to encourage families to learn and create together during lockdown has received entries from all over the world.
- Advertising -
Shrewsbury Folk Festival is launching a virtual festival for its followers on August 29th and 30th

Virtual festival to fill the void for folk fans

Shrewsbury Folk Festival has revealed plans to host a two-day online event for its fans after being forced to postpone this year due to coronavirus.
Every Thursday evening the theatre’s blue illuminations shine out as part of the nation’s 8 o’clock salute to the NHS

Virtual Curtain Up at The Holroyd Community Theatre

Plans continue to be made to ensure The Holroyd Community Theatre near Oswestry remains at the heart of its North Shropshire and Welsh Borders community.

Arts Alive launches programme of online shows

Arts Alive has curated a programme of online performances for communities across Shropshire.
Hannah Edwards

Shropshire farmer’s wife shows how to not make a fudge of it!

Just nine months ago a Shropshire mum and farmer’s wife left her job to work full-time on her career as an artisan fudge maker – and even lock-down can’t keep her from churning out the fudge!
Lajina Leal

Shropshire Spicing Guru launches Curry Club

A Shropshire Spicing Guru wants to help families caught in the lockdown to make simple dishes together in a fun, sociable way so they can cook and then eat together enjoying tasty, authentic home style Indian food.

Wood’s Crown the Pub Snack Champion

Shropshire brewery, Wood’s, has used lockdown time to settle a highly controversial debate and find out what the ultimate pub snack is.
- Advertisment -

Weather

Shropshire
clear sky
23.2 ° C
24 °
21.7 °
36 %
4.6kmh
1 %
Sat
21 °
Sun
20 °
Mon
19 °
Tue
21 °
Wed
18 °
- Advertisment -
- Advertisment -

Latest Articles

- Advertisment -