Leah fund set up for charity

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THE family and friends of a teenager who died have set up a charity in her memory.

Leah Davies, from Lowton, died following a motorcycle crash at Martland Mill last month.

Her family have now set up the Love Leah charity in her memory to help raise funds for a specialist hospital and rehabilitation centre that would have offered help to Leah had she survived her injuries.

Leah, 19 - who was an identical twin - died in hospital on August 5, from injuries sustained in the crash, which happened at Martland Mill seven days earlier.

Together with friends, her twin sister Sarah, sister Rachel, 21, mum Mandy and dad Andrew, together with friends - have set up the charity to raise funds for the Walton Centre.

Leah’s family said: “If Leah would have 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.

“This Charity is The Walton Neuro Fund who specialise in this sort of care and rehabilitation.

“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.

They 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.”

Friends of Leah have organised a charity rugby match in her memory at Golborne Rugby Club, Rivington Avenue this Saturday from 2.30pm. All are welcome to attend.

For more information on or to donate visit uk.virginmoneygiving.com/LoveLeah