Bristol mum raises £11,000 for charities in memory of her son
Evening Post | April 23, 2011
A MUM raised £11,000 through a ball in memory of her son who died a year ago.
Mary Abrahams felt the star-themed ball would be the perfect way to mark a year since the death of 14-year-old Ryan.
And she managed to raise a total of £11,000, which was split between two charities that supported the family – the Jessie May Trust and Children’s Hospice South West.
The Bradley Stoke teenager was born with brittle bones and spinal muscular atrophy, but never let his disabilities get in the way of doing what he wanted to.
The former Evening Post Gold Star winner played wheelchair football for Aston Villa’s team and also played table-top cricket.
The ball at Ashton Court Mansion was held two days after the anniversary of Ryan’s death and his mother found organising the event helped occupy her during a difficult time.
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