Fund raising night in memory of young Halifax mum killed in car crash

Fundraiser for family of Emily Phillips at The Flying Dutchman, Boothtown.'From the left, Billy Fish, Trisha Anderson, Paul Luck, Elaine Rose, Geb Sullivan, John Murphy and Donna Murphy.
Fundraiser for family of Emily Phillips at The Flying Dutchman, Boothtown.'From the left, Billy Fish, Trisha Anderson, Paul Luck, Elaine Rose, Geb Sullivan, John Murphy and Donna Murphy.

Scores of people turned out to a pub’s fund raising night for a young mum who lost her life in a car crash.

The Flying Dutchman in Boothtown organised a night of entertainment and music in memory of Emily Phillips.

The much-loved 25-year-old died in an accident on Boothtown Road on January 13.

The accident happened not far from the pub and landlady Elizabeth Briggs was one of the first on the scene and rang for paramedics.

“It was horrific,” she said. “We wanted to do something to help her family.”

Miss Briggs and her staff contacted local businesses who donated a host of prizes for a raffle and auction and there was music from band Sugar Rush.

“Despite the weather it was very busy,” said Miss Briggs. “We had people coming and going all night,”

The evening raised £1,137.

The money will be given to Emily’s family to help towards the cost of the funeral and for her two children.

Miss Briggs thanked all the customers and businesses who had supported the event and her staff who worked on the night.

*For more photos from the night see today’s Courier.