Georgia Williams: Trust fund set up at family's request
- 11 June 2013
- From the section Shropshire
A charitable trust is being set up in memory of a Shropshire teenager whose body was found in woodland, days after going missing from her home.
The body of Georgia Williams, 17, was discovered off the Nant-y-Garth pass, near Wrexham, on 31 May.
Her father, Steve Williams, said money raised will be used to "create a legacy and celebrate Georgia's life".
Jamie Reynolds, 22, of Avondale Road, Wellington, Shropshire, has appeared in court charged with her murder.
Mr Williams said the setting up of a trust was "very much what we as a family want to see happen".
"The work that has been done by everyone in raising money to create a legacy and celebrate Georgia's life has been phenomenal and we have been deeply touched by it," he added
He said the family is "very grateful" for everything that people have done and he urged all those who have raised money to put it into The Georgia Williams Trust as soon as it is fully established.
The trust will be made up of representatives from several local organisations, including New College, where Georgia was a member of the student council, Ercall Wood Technology College, her old school and the Air Training Corps squadron she was a member of.
The trustees of the charity will include her sister, Scarlett.
Chair of the trustees, Insp Richard Langton, said the trust wants to support the "many people who are already fundraising now".
"We also want to work closely with Georgia's family to create a legacy through which she will always be remembered, and to provide opportunities to young people who may have been inspired by her," he added.
Telford And Wrekin District Council, who were involved in setting up the trust, said details of how people can donate will be made available "in due course".