Hundreds raised at football match supporting the Georgia Williams Trust

FUND-RAISER: Hundreds of pounds has been raised for the Georgia Williams Trust at a charity match held in Bromsgrove. SP

FUND-RAISER: Hundreds of pounds has been raised for the Georgia Williams Trust at a charity match held in Bromsgrove. SP

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A CHARITY football match in memory of a murdered teenage girl has raised hundreds for a charity set up in her name.

Georgia Williams was 17-years-old when she was killed in May in Shropshire.

The charity match between North Worcestershire and Telford and Wrekin Territorial policing units was organised and took place on Sunday, January 12, at Bromsgrove School, Worcester Road.

Telford and Wrekin Territorial Policing Unit's team were successful in the match, beating their colleagues 7-1.

Spectators and players donated money to the Georgia Williams Trust that was set up to provide a lasting legacy of her memory and has already managed to raise £30,000 in just six months.

The match was attended by around 100 friends and supporters, including members of Georgia's family.

Georgia’s father, Detective Constable Steve Williams, came on as a substitute in the second half while her mum, Lynette, presented the Georgia Williams Football Trophy to the winners.

The trust’s chairman, Richard Langton, described the match as a "real family occasion".

“I would like to thank everyone involved for giving their time," he added.

The match was organised by Redditch-based PC Stuart Baugh. He said: "It was a good turn-out considering it was a wet and very cold Sunday afternoon.

"We might need a bit more practice together before playing Telford and Wrekin again but the main thing is everyone enjoyed it and we raised a decent sum for a very worthwhile cause.”

The Georia Williams Trust aims to generate funds and activities to enable young people to participate in life-building activities and contribute to the local community.

It is hoped that the match between the West Mercia police officers and staff will become an annual event.

For more information about the trust visit thegeorgiawilliamstrust.org, or facebook.com/thegeorgiawilliamstrust.

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