West Leeds: Fun day tribute to ‘lovely Amy’

Friends and family of Miss Lancashire. PIC: Tony Johnson.
Friends and family of Miss Lancashire. PIC: Tony Johnson.
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The best friend of a young Leeds woman killed while crossing the road, said a fundraiser organised in her memory would have made her proud.

Family and mates of former Wortley High School student Amy Lancashire held a fun day on Saturday to raise money for a charity close to her heart.

The 23-year-old suffered fatal injuries when she was hit by a car crossing Kirkstall Road in Leeds last September – two years after the death of her baby daughter.

The event at West Leeds Sports and Social Club in Armley was to raise money for the Lullaby Trust.

The charity supported Miss Lancashire following the loss of her 25-day-old daughter Zahra from sudden infant death syndrome in 2012.

Charlotte Ogden, Miss Lancashire’s best friend and Zahra’s godmother, said the charity had been a lifeline for the devastated mother who had struggled to cope with her grief.

“They helped her get back on her feet and start living again – but then she died. It’s so sad.”

The 22-year-old said: “Amy would have been very proud that we did something so honourable in her name.

“She never knew her worth. She never really knew how lovely she was or how much she meant to everyone.”

Charlotte said around 150 people attended, raising around £700. She added: “It was quite a success, which was humbling because it was just home-made games and food.”

To contribute go to gogetfunding.com/amy-zahra-memorial-fund-in-support-of-lullaby-trust.

Loved ones also plan to mark Amy’s birthday on July 2 with a private gathering at her grave.

*A 27-year-old man charged with causing death by dangerous driving is due to appear at Leeds Crown Court in August.