The Georgia Williams Trust was set up in June 2013, within days of the tragic events surrounding the death of 17 year old Wellington girl Georgia Williams. The response then and since from the community of Wellington and wider across the Borough of Telford & Wrekin has been phenomenal. Georgia was a very active and community-spirited young lady who lived life to the full and was involved in many clubs and groups in the area, as well as being the Head Girl of her school and on the Student Council of her college. She was also a volunteer for the match day safety team at AFC Telford United. Because of this we have seen time and time again those organisations that Georgia made a significant contribution to, step up and get involved in fundraising to support the Trust set up in her name
Ball Sports Community Coaching is one of those local organisations that wanted to be a part of the fundraising that has so far raised in excess of £45,000 in just 9 months since the charity was formed. BSCC have supported two separate fundraising events: a charity night held at The Whitehouse Hotel, Wellington to raise funds for the Trust and to support a group of students who are embarking shortly on a trip to Morocco where they will be working alongside a charity helping villagers in a remote and deprived community. BSCC also hosted a five-a-side football tournament at the facility at AFC Telford United in January which helped raise awareness for the Georgia Williams Trust as well as continuing to support the students heading for Morocco. The willingness and determination of this group to work alongside young people and volunteers to support a cause which has meant so much to the family of Georgia and the people of Wellington is indicative of the mindset of the people behind Ball Sports Community Coaching, their ‘community focus’ and their willingness to ‘do the right thing’ and encourage others to follow.
I wholeheartedly support their nomination in the Businesses for Children Awards 2014 and on behalf for the Trust wish them every success and luck on the night”.
Chairman, The Georgia Williams Trust