A TRUST set up by the parents of a Horton teenager who died suddenly has donated £1,144 to Langport-based children’s charity Bibic.
The gift from The Jemima Layzell Trust will enable two more families to access therapy for brain-injured youngsters at Bibic.
Jemima was just 13 when she unexpectedly collapsed on March 10, 2012 and died four days later at Frenchay Hospital in Bristol.
The Jemima Layzell Trust was then officially formed in 2014 and has seen regular large donations made to the Somerset-based charity.
Lynda Williams, Bibic chief executive, said the trust has made a number of donations in memory of former Taunton School student Jemima, who died from a brain aneurism.
Ms Williams said: “Once again we are hugely grateful for the continued support of The Jemima Layzell Trust in the form of another welcome donation.
“Bibic receives no government funding so relies on donations to be able to survive.
“These donations mean we can continue to offer therapeutic programmes for brain-injured children.
“This particular donation means two more families can access Bibic therapy who otherwise would have found it difficult.”
Sophy Layzell, Jemima’s mother, said: “Even before Jemima died we supported Bibic as a family for many years.
“Now we are especially committed, as Jemima’s charity was set up specifically to help children with brain injuries.
“The work Bibic does is unique and highly specialised, offering support to children and families when often nothing else seems available, and they need our help to continue.
“It is especially lucky that they are based locally, in the modest town of Langport, making it easy for us to visit and keep updated with their progress.
“We are pleased that the funds we’ve donated this year will be used for children whose families can’t afford the subsidised fees.”
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