The family of the Suffolk snowboarder tragically killed in an accident in the French Alps almost three weeks ago have today launched a charity in her memory.
Twenty six year old Emily Watts, known as Mimi, died after she was trapped in a snow drift near the ski resort of Chamnoix - she was kept alive by doctors at a French hospital but after five days her life support machine was switched off.
Now her family from Lavenham are determined that her memory will live on in the form of a charity set up to help young people start up creative businesses.
More than £1,000 has already been raised to help young people like Mimi gain a start in their careers.
Her brother Rory said today :"An organisation like a charity can outlive anyone - and supporting Mimi's memory by creating something long-lasting felt like the right thing to do."
The charity's website - here - gives full details of its aims.
The family of a Suffolk woman killed in a snowboarding accident in France, have set up a charity in her name.
A British student who suffered a horrific snowboarding accident in the French Alps has died, her family has said.