Trust set up in memory of Egremont teenager

Danica Maxwell died aged just 15 years old Photo: Maxwell family

The parents of an Egremont teenager who died when she was just 15-years-old have turned a fund set up in her memory into a trust.

Danica Maxwell lost her fight against multiple brain tumours in December 2010. Since then her parents John and Allison have raised over £33,000 for Danica's Dream Fund.

On Friday, they officially turned it into a trust and need to raise a minimum of £5,000 each year to keep it going. All the money they do make goes to help other children with cancer.

Mrs Maxwell said:

"Danica asked us to set up this fund, we are delighted we can now turn it into a trust. Even when she was so poorly she would always be thinking of others.

"She would be so proud of the money we have raised and the families it has helped so far. We want it to run and run and run. We need people to get behind us and raise money to keep it going."

– Mother of Danica Maxwell

One of the ways they have raised money is by selling wrist bands. Family friend Mark Andrews and his children Matthew and Evie have been contacting celebrities to wear them. Stars like John bishop, Keith Lemon and the cast of Coronation Street have all been snapped wearing the bands.

Mr Andrews said:

"When people see their favourite celebs wearing the bands they too want one. We've had to order more as they have been so popular.

"We'd love to get The Wanted as they were Danica's favourite band."

– Mrs Andrews, family friend