A SHIRLEY mum whose teenage son died earlier this year says she has been overwhelmed by the success of a charity event held in his memory.
Eighteen-year-old Lloyd Short died from an epileptic seizure during a family holiday in France. And last month, friends and family held a fund raising auction at the Woodmans Rest pub in Solihull.
Lloyd had been well known at the Union Road hostelry and his friend Dean Fitter thought the pub would be the perfect venue for a charity event.
Lloyd’s mum Julie said: “He was very well-known locally and everyone thought the event was a really nice gesture. I just want to say thank you to the Woodmans Rest and all the local businesses who donated things for the event.”
More than £2,000 was raised with visitors having the chance to take part in a charity auction - bidding for prizes, sporting memorabilia and the services of local tradesmen.
Proceeds will be divided between two good causes - Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP) and Lloyd’s old school Reynalds Cross.