Family fundraisers raise fitting tribute for William

By John Fillis


By John Fillis


A PORTRUSH family has recently reached an impressive £27,000 milestone in their tireless fundraising in memory of their beloved late son William Walker.

William was born with a heart defect and was due to have an aortic valve replacement within a few weeks when he collapsed and tragically died, aged just 25.

William’s mother, father and sister vowed to keep his memory alive by setting up a tribute fund, the ‘William Walker Living Oak Fund’, to raise money for leading local health charity, Northern Ireland Chest Heart and Stroke.

After William’s death eight years ago, William’s mother Priscilla, his father Stephen and sister Claire started to actively fundraise.

Events included a memorial fundraising evening held at Kelly’s Night Club in Portrush, an annual coffee morning, a family fun day and craft fair, raffle at a local Farm Model Show and a very successful fashion show organised by Claire.

*Read more on this inside this week's Chronicle.

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