Walkers put their best foot forward for Georgina

Family and friends of a 22-year-old girl, tragically killed after a horse riding accident, have raised nearly £10,000 for charity.

Georgina Lockey, was flown by the Yorkshire Air Ambulance to Leeds General Infirmary after being thrown from her horse near the Shibden Mill Inn, Halifax, on August 18, 2013.

The popular former Hipperholme and Lightcliffe High School student, suffered a devastating brain injury in the accident.

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Despite the efforts of medical staff her brain damage was so severe, her parents made the heartbreaking decision to switch off her life support two days later.

Since her death Georgina’s family and friends have been fund raising for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

Cousin Laura Fairbank said: “Without the YAA’s speed, care and ability to reach Georgina in the remote rural location, she may not have been given the fighting chance in hospital.”

Earlier this month Laura joined Georgina’s sisters Annabel and Suzie, cousin Claire Nixon and nine close friends to tackle the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge.

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Annabel, 18, from Northowram, said: “Georgie loved walking and being outside and she would have loved to have done the Three Peaks Challenge.”

Since nursery nurse Georgina’s death, her family and friends have now raised over £20,000 for the YAA