Pals’ £11,000 tribute to Georgina

Friends and family Jenny Eastham, Abi Tunn, Annabel Lockey, Amie Gibbs, Nicola Stanley, Sophie London and Laura Fairbank at the memorial bench.
Friends and family Jenny Eastham, Abi Tunn, Annabel Lockey, Amie Gibbs, Nicola Stanley, Sophie London and Laura Fairbank at the memorial bench.

Friends and family have raised more than £11,000 in a tribute to a 22-year-old girl who was killed in a tragic horse riding accident.

Georgina Lockey, a former Hipperholme and Lightcliffe High School student, was thrown off a horse while out riding with a friend on bridleway, near to the Shibden Mill Inn, Halifax, on August 18, 2013.

She was airlifted by Yorkshire Air Ambulance (YAA) to Leeds General Infirmary where she received surgery for severe brain damage.

However, two days later doctor’s told Georgina’s family that the operation had been unsuccessful.

Her mum Carol and dad Martin made the decision to turn her life support off on May 2, 2013.

Now, in Georgina’s memory family and friends are rallying around to raise £12,000 - enough to fund one day of service for the YAA - with 13 girls doing the Three Peaks Challenge.

Sisters Annabel and Suzie Lockey are joining in on the walk.

Annabel said: “Georgina loved walking so we thought it would be a good thing to do. She would loved to have done something like this.

“She was a very happy, bubbly and fun person who loved going out with friends and going for walks and being outside.

“We want to give back to the YAA for all they did on that day.”

The fundraising group have already raised around £11,500 and are hoping to raise the final £500 by walking the mountains of Whernside, Ingleborough and Pen-y-ghent on the anniversary of Georgina’s death.

For more on how to donate to the cause, visit www.justgiving.com/Charlotte-Clee.