Georgia Williams 'bucket list' raises £60,000 for charity

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A "bucket list" compiled by murdered Shropshire teenager Georgia Williams before she died has raised £60,000 for charity, her family has said.

The 17-year-old from Wellington was killed by Jamie Reynolds at his parents' house in May 2013.

Her family has set up a trust in her name designed to help young people from the area.

Friends and family of the teenager are raising money by completing items she put on the list, made when she was 15.

'Quite wacky'

The list includes aims such as shaving off her hair for charity, going scuba diving, dressing up as a chicken for a day and giving blood.

"I had no idea she had written a bucket list," said Georgia's father Steve, a detective with West Mercia Police.

"I'm a little bit superstitious and I probably would have told her not to. Based on the content, she must have written it when she was about 15.

"Everything on that list, she'd have definitely done."

Image caption The trust says some of the items on the list are 'quite wacky' but they are inspiring a number of people to take up challenges

The trust, a registered charity, says "a large number" of items on the list have already been completed.

"We have had people do traditional fundraising activities, like running marathons, but people have also been enthused by Georgia's list to do other things, such as shaving off their hair and dressing up as chickens," said chair of the trustees, Insp Richard Langton.

"Some of the things are quite wacky and will be quite a challenge to complete."

He added the trust had issued a number of grants to young people in the area, including funding a wheelchair for an 11-year-old and a charity volunteer trip for some teenagers.

West Mercia Police said a review of how it responded to a previous incident involving Reynolds in 2008 is in its final stages.

Reynolds has lodged an appeal against his whole-life sentence.

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