Shropshire

Georgia Williams remembered at charity football match

Georgia Williams Image copyright West Mercia Police
Image caption Georgia Williams volunteered at her local club AFC Telford

Organisers of football match to raise funds for a trust set up in memory of a murdered teenage girl have described the event as a "great success".

Georgia Williams, 17, was killed in May in Wellington, Shropshire.

Jamie Reynolds, 23, from the town, was given a whole-life term, after admitting hanging the teenager and dumping her body in woodland.

At a charity match in Bromsgrove, a team of Telford police officers beat colleagues from Worcestershire 7-1.

'Family occasion'

A trophy was presented to the winning team by Georgia's mother.

Her father Steve, himself a serving officer in the West Mercia force, played for the Telford team in the second half.

Organisers said about 100 people turned up to support the event, although it was too early to say how much had been raised.

The Georgia Williams Trust, set up by family and friends, has already collected more than £30,000 to help young people take part in "life-building activities and contribute to the local community".

Richard Langton, chairman of the trust, described the match as a real "family occasion" and that many of Georgia's friends had been there.

He added that he hoped the match would become an annual event.

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