Georgia: Trust Charity Launches
24 July 2013, 14:46
The Georgia Williams Trust has officially launched online
The charity's official website has been designed by staff at New College where the Shropshire teeanger was a student.
The 17 year old was murdered close to her home in the Wellington area of Telford at the end of May. A man has been remanded in custody, charged with her murder.
The website tells Georgia's story, and has information on how people can get involved with the Trust and its aims.
So far the Trust has:
- Set up an official Facebook page which has attracted more than 5,000 likes
- Unveiled its official slogan Free Your Spirit - Join In
- Revealed its official branding - the ferret, which reflects Georgia's nickname in her favourite colours of blue and orange
- Launched official charity wristbands - the initial 5,000 order has nearly gone
- In conjunction with Wellington Town Council, a memorial bench has been ordered for Bowring Park and a site selected
- Attended various fundraising events including the Shrewsbury Marathon, a dedication evening at Telford Arena in Wellington and a coffee morning in Dawley
Georgia lived a very full life, which included volunteering as part of AFC Telford United's match day safety, playing an active role in 1130 Wrekin Squadron Air Training Corps and being a member of the Student Council at New College.
Inspector Richard Langton, chairman of The Georgia Williams Trust, said: "Everyone involved in the Trust has had to work very quickly to set up the charity and our official website is the latest major step.
"I am very grateful to New College for the hard work they have put in to create the site. It can obviously evolve over time but as a starting point I feel we have something that captures Georgia's spirit and energy and tells everyone who knows her what we are trying to achieve.
"We feel we've done a lot of work very quickly and we are expecting to have our official charity number in the next few weeks.
"I would very much like to thank everyone for their support of the Trust in its first month and a half and we have plenty of exciting plans to announce moving forwards."
17 year old Georgia died at an address in Wellington in May and a man has been remanded in custody, charged with her murder.