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Charity set up after woman killed in snowboard accident

The family of Mimi Watts, who was killed in a snowboarding accident in France, have set up a charity in her name. Photo: Watts family

The family of a Suffolk woman killed in a snowboarding accident in France, have set up a charity in her name. 26-year-old Emily Watts, who was know as Mimi, from Lavenham died earlier this month near Chamonix.

Her brother Rory and stepbrother Nick McAllister have started a charity, aimed at providing help for young people trying to get a business off the ground.

Rory said: "In just over a week we've already raised £5,000, so it's encouraging start. We're looking for donations but also people who will help mentor youngsters."

Mimi's mother Nicky believes the charity - called Good News - will bea fitting tribute.

"Mimi had brilliant ideas and was always making things, but she couldhave done with someone to help develop those ideas into a viablebusiness."

– Nicky Watts, Mimi's mother
Mimi Watts horse riding as a youngster Credit: Watts family

Mimi was spending the skiing season working in France when the accident happened.

Mimi Watts as a schoolgirl Credit: Watts family
A charity has been set up to remember Mimi Watts who died in a snowboarding accident Credit: Watts family

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