The cousin of a 19-year-old from Hoole who was tragically killed last year when the car her boyfriend was driving collided with a tree in Guilden Sutton has launched a campaign to raise money for a road safety charity in her memory.

Claudia Ella Williams and her boyfriend Rick Bromley had been returning from a meal with her family at the Old Trooper in Christleton on June 24, 2013, when the accident occurred.

Now her family and friends, spearheaded by cousin Laura Scott, are planning a number of events and activities in a bid to improve road safety awareness.

Proceeds from the events will go to Brake, which supports families affected by road crashes and aims to make communities safer.

Laura Scott is campaigning for road safety following the tragic death of her cousin
Laura Scott is campaigning for road safety following the tragic death of her cousin
 

Laura, of Vicars Cross, said: “Through Brake4Claudia I would like to raise money for the road safety charity Brake, but more importantly I would like to raise road safety awareness within my local community.

“This charity is close to my family following what happened to Claudia.

“Not enough people stop and think about their own safety and those around them. I would like to prevent even just one other family from going through what my family has.”            

Family friend Kevin Jones, from Huntington, kickstarted the fundraising programme by completing the Lake Windermere Chill Swim challenge in under 20 minutes on September 27, raising £220 so far.           

Kevin Jones has raised more than £200 for Brake4Claudia
Kevin Jones has raised more than £200 for Brake4Claudia
 

Also planned are a karaoke evening, sky dive and a family fun day on August 8 next year which will be attended by members of Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service and Cheshire Constabulary in order to promote road safety.           

As a youngster, Claudia had been a member of Saltney Gymnastics Club and represented Wales.

The former Christleton High School pupil had been coming to the end of a three-year travel and tourism course at West Cheshire College when she passed away.

Describing her younger relative as a ‘popular, beautiful’ girl, Laura said family-oriented Claudia grew up to be a ‘stunning young woman’ who they were ‘incredibly proud of’ - and still are.

If you would like to donate to Brake4Claudia, visit www.justgiving.com/brake4claudia or for more information about the campaign, visit www.facebook.com/brake4claudia.           

Laura and Claudia as youngsters
Laura and Claudia as youngsters