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Georgia Williams fund unveils wristbands in the teenager's favourite colours

Telford | News | Published:

The free and adventurous spirit of Telford teenager Georgia Williams will be immortalised on colourful wristbands produced in her memory.

Hundreds of people turned out for Georgia Williams' funeral

Free Your Spirit – Join In is the slogan to be reproduced on thousands of royal blue and orange bands, and has also been adopted as the motto of the Georgia Williams Trust.

The trust today also revealed details of its bank account, which will allow anyone raising money in Georgia's name to pay cash in easily.

Georgia's father Steve, a detective constable with West Mercia Police, said: "We chose Free Your Spirit – Join In because it totally sums up Georgia, her energy and her enjoyment of life – it really is the perfect strap-line for the charitable trust in her name.

"We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone for all the support and affection that people have given us in the past few weeks and I hope everyone will continue to support the Georgia Williams Trust."

Trust chairman Inspector Richard Langton, of West Mercia Police, said: "The Georgia Williams Trust has worked very closely with Georgia's family and her parents Steve and Lynnette have chosen Free Your Spirit – Join In as the strapline for the charity.

"We feel this is a really powerful message that truly captures the energy with which Georgia lived her life and we believe it is one that everyone who knows Georgia will identify with."

The trust has already set up a bank account and there will soon be a website with easier ways to donate.

"The trustees will work closely with Georgia's family on how the money should be spent to celebrate her life and create a lasting long term legacy." Georgia, 17, of Wellington, died three weeks ago. Jamie Reynolds, 22, of Avondale Road, Wellington, has been charged with her murder and remanded in custody until September 6.

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Money raised will help young people from the town take part in the sort of activities Georgia enjoyed, such as Outward Bound courses and climbing.

Simon Chesterman, who is the deputy chief constable of West Mercia, will join 23 other officers to run the inaugural Shrewsbury Marathon on Sunday in aid of the trust. Mr Chesterman will complete the half marathon.

The Georgia Williams Trust bank account is with Barclays Bank. The account is under the name New College Telford – The Georgia Williams Fund and the account number is 33366030 and the sort code is 20-85-46.

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