A TEENAGER has raised more than £3,000 for charity in memory of his cousin who was killed in a sand dune accident.
Daniel Cartwright, 18, of Brymbo, organised the gig in aid of Wales Air Ambulance as a tribute to Craig Owen.
The 16-year-old, of Brymbo, died when a tunnel dug in sand dunes collapsed on him at Cefn Sidan beach at Pembrey, near Llanelli, while holidaying with his family and friends in August last year.
The concert was held at Brymbo Sports and Social Club and was headlined by Wrexham bands Parody and Explosion.
It was a sell-out success as 400 gig-goers made their way to the club to support the cause and celebrate Craig’s life.
Ticket sales, raffles and donations brought in more than £3,000 and Daniel’s employer Kelloggs donated a further £500.
Daniel said: “The gig was a huge success. We sold all 400 tickets and still more people came; in the end we had to turn some away, which was a shame.”
Daniel, with family and friends, visited Wales Air Ambulance’s base in Welshpool to present the cheque and meet the crew.
Wales Air Ambulance paramedic Ross Griffin was on scene at the incident and treated Craig as he was airlifted to hospital.
Mr Griffin, who is stationed at the charity’s south airbase in Swansea, travelled to Welshpool to meet Daniel, said: “It was an honour to meet Daniel at the cheque presentation.
“We are all humbled by the amount he raised in memory of Craig, from just one night.”
Craig, a pupil of Ysgol Bryn Alyn, Gwersyllt, has been described by those who knew him as ‘a bright and dedicated student’ who ‘was funny, considerate and had a wide circle of friends’.
To donate, call 0844 85 84 999.