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Demi Nicholson: Football stars support charity event in honour of crash victim

By Richard Guttridge | Wednesbury | News | Published:

England stars Daniel Sturridge and Rio Ferdinand backed a charity event in memory of a promising student who died in a crash on the M6.

Demi Nicholson, and right, footballer Daniel Sturridge

More than £2,000 was raised at the event for the D.E.M.I Trust, set up by family members of Demi Nicholson, aged 21, who was killed on the M6 near Wednesbury last year.

Her devastated family were determined to ensure Demi's memory lived on through the charity, which stands for Dream Enormous Make an Impact and will aim to support students from low-income families.

Around 350 people attended the event at Villa Park at the weekend as tickets snapped up fast.

Demi, from Winson Green, Birmingham, was on her way back to university in Liverpool when she was tragically killed.

Liverpool and England striker Daniel Sturridge, who is from Birmingham, sent a Liverpool shirt, while his family members attended the event.

A champagne three-course meal for two was also donated by the restaurant of former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand.

Demi's aunt Valerie George said: "We expected to inform and entertain approximately 220 people and instead the D.E.M.I Trust put on an outstanding event and launched a positive charity to nearly 350 people. This charity can only get bigger as we intend to lead by example and Dream Enormous Make an Impact."

Richard Guttridge

By Richard Guttridge
Deputy Chief Reporter - @RichG_star

Deputy Chief Reporter for the Express & Star, based in Wolverhampton.

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