Tribute day for Curtis a success

FRIENDS and family of Curtis Williams – a young brain tumour victim – are a step closer to realising their dream of building a memorial garden. A huge crowd flocked to the Royal Liberty School, Romford, on Saturday September 12, where a beautiful outside

FRIENDS and family of Curtis Williams - a young brain tumour victim - are a step closer to realising their dream of building a memorial garden.

A huge crowd flocked to the Royal Liberty School, Romford, on Saturday September 12, where a beautiful outside space is planned as a touching tribute to this bright former pupil.

Curtis was just 15-years-old when he died tragically from inoperable tumours in 2007, after an 18 month fight for life.

His mum and dad, Shelly Jones and Erroll Williams of Amidas Gardens, Dagenham, helped plan the event alongside students and teachers at the school.

There were plenty of fun activities including Curtis's favourite sport - taekwondo, football, boxing and building model rockets.

Shelly auctioned a signed shirt they were sent by the Bobby Moore cancer trust, as well as Leyton Orient football club tickets, a signed picture from Arsenal and a signed shirt from Tottenham.

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Many celebrities also turned up to show their support at the event which lasted 12 - 6pm.

Among the famous faces were; Jason Maza from TV's Casualty and Danny Young from Coronation Street.

Professional boxers Philip "The Experience" Gill and James McSweeney were there.

And Boxing promoter Frank Maloney, comedy writer Jason Cook, Michael Barber and Shakira lookalike Bridget also attended.

Kind-hearted April Phillips, from Dagenham, helped Shelly and Erroll find celebrities who could make it to the event this weekend.

If you would like to make a donation towards Curtis's memorial garden at The Royal Liberty School contact Shelly at shellyjones59@ hotmail .co.uk.

Or call the POST on 0208 477 3778.