Charity fun day in memory of teen

Orgainsers, from left, Michelle Darlow, Rachel Bailey, gym owner Wayne Lockett, Becky Hargreaves, Leah's sister Rachel Davies and Leah's twin sister Sarah Davies
Orgainsers, from left, Michelle Darlow, Rachel Bailey, gym owner Wayne Lockett, Becky Hargreaves, Leah's sister Rachel Davies and Leah's twin sister Sarah Davies
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HUNDREDS turned out at Aspull Rugby Club for a charity fun day in memory of a Lowton teenager.

The event was organised by Rachel Bailey in partnership with the Bodyfitness Gym in Standish to raise money for the Love Leah charity, which was set up by the friends and family of Leah Davies, 19, who was killed in a motorcycle crash at Martland Mill earlier this year.

As well as a charity rugby match there will be a truck pull, a car wash, charity waxing, bouncy castle, face painting as well as many more activities and raffles.

This was the latest in a series of events which so far has raised thousands of pounds for the charity, which raises money for the Walton Centre, which specialises in neurological rehabilitation.

Leah – who was an identical twin – would have been sent to the Walton Centre should she have survived her injuries.

The charity are due to hold more events in the near future and have already produced charity wristbands and held fun days, band nights and even raised over £6,000 at a roller rink event.

Leah’s family said: “If Leah had come through this tragedy then the rehabilitation and support needed would have been long and costly. With this in mind we have chosen a charity that will benefit other patients and their families who find themselves in a similar position.

“In particular we would like to support the Neuro Rehabilitation Unit, as this is where Leah might have been treated.”

Leah was also a strong believer in blood and organ donation and was able to donate some of her organs to others following her death.

And her family added: “During her lifetime, Leah was an avid supporter of organ and blood donation and she would have encouraged everyone she knew to give this some careful thought and consideration and discuss it with your family.

“Because of her generosity she was able to help other patients and families by donating her organs.

“We will always remember her beauty, humour, wit and immense compassion. She loved life and lived it to the full. Her friends and family meant the world to her as she meant the world to them.

“We will all miss her greatly but we take comfort in the joy she gave us and the gift of life that she has brought to others. She will live on in our hearts and always be remembered in our thoughts.”

Leah’s dad Andrew said that £500 was raised by the latest event and should help take the total past the £17,000 mark. For more information or to donate visit uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/LoveLeah.