Stamford Park Santas in charity fund raiser


A Crowd of santas converged on Stamford Park in Stalybridge in a  fancy dress fundraiser  held in memory of teenager Alex Williams, from Ashton, who died in 2012 aged 18.

His parents Alison and Wayne and little sister Abbie led supporters on a circuit of the park before finishing with a sing-a-long of Christmas carols.

Alison said: “We probably had about 50 people there to remember Alex.

“He loved the Santa walk he did and that’s why it’s so important to me.”

Alex was involved with several good causes, including the Meningitis Trust and was inspired The Believe and Achieve Trust, which was founded by his family earlier this year.

Funds raised will be used locally to further two causes close to Alex's heart, raising awareness of meningitis and helping people to achieve through sport
Alison said: “We only launched in May and the support we’ve had from people has been amazing.

“People love the ethos of the charity and the fact that they know where their money is going.

“There are so many charities out there so for so many people to choose us is unbelievable and very humbling.”

Active Tameside also recently adopted the Believe and Achieve Trust as its official charity.

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