02 January 2006

Family’s big-hearted gift in memory of tragic Christopher

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£7,000 boost for Children’s and ICU at RVH

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Christopher Shaw

The family of a young boy who was knocked down and killed one week before Christmas in 2003, has raised £7,000 which they have generously donated to the Royal Victoria Hospital in his memory.

Christopher Shaw was one of two children killed when a car ploughed into them as they walked along the Springfield Road with Christopher's father and friends.
The 11-year-old died instantly whilst his friend, Emma Lynch, aged 8, died two days later. Christopher's brother Darren was also seriously injured in the crash.
In the months following Christopher's death, the Shaw family decided to embark on a sponsored walk in a bid to raise funds for the RVH's Intensive Care Unit and the children's hospital and held a charity night at the Gort na Mona GAC.
The £7,000 raised was divided between the Children's Hospital, which tended to both Christopher and Emma, and the RVH's Intensive Care Unit, where Darren was treated.

“We would like to take this opportunity to thank our families and many friends for the continued support we have received as well as all those who made donations or helped in any way," Christopher's parents, Martine and Michael, told the Andersonstown News last week.

“We would also like to express our deepest sympathies to those families in similar circumstances at this time of year.

“Finally, we would like to wish all those that have helped us over the past few years a very peaceful New Year."

Journalist:: Staff Reporter

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