Hayes dinner and dance will remember teen Lillian Groves who was knocked down by drug driver

By Luke King in Charity

A FUNDRAISING ball is being held in memory of a teenage girl who was killed by a speeding car.

Lillian Groves was knocked down outside her home in New Addington in June 2010.

Her aunt, Michaela Groves MBE, said: Lillian was just 14-years-old when she was brutally killed by a drugged driver and in June 2017 she should have been 21.

“To mark this special occasion we have decided to hold a fundraising dinner and dance to remember her and to celebrate the success of Lillian’s Law. 

“Since the introduction of road side drugs testing in Lillian’s name on March 2, 2015, over 35,000 people have been tested and there have been over 11,000 arrests.

“When we lost Lillian we were so overwhelmed by grief that none of us knew how we could ever carry on.  The bereavement counselling we were given was invaluable to us and we will use the dinner and dance as a platform to raise money so that other families in the future can benefit as we did.”

Michaela added: “We very much hope some of the local community will want to purchase tickets for this our last fundraising event or maybe even offer some form of sponsorship towards the evening or a raffle prize.”

The event takes place from 7pm on Friday, June 16 at The Warren Metropolitan Police Sports Club in Hayes. Tickets cost £45 including a two-course dinner and entertainment.

For more information email: friendsofLillian.Groves@hotmail.co.uk

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