Family's walk in memory of tragic mum Laura Wilson

Family's walk in memory of tragic mum Laura Wilson

By David Parker | 30/07/2020

Family's walk in memory of tragic mum Laura Wilson

THE FAMILY of a young mum who was killed ten years ago will be taking part in a charity walk this weekend to raise money in her memory.


Relatives of Laura Wilson will walk laps of Herringthorpe Playing Fields on Sunday in memory of  Laura (pictured, above), who was murdered in 2010, when here daughter Alesha was just four months old.

Alesha has chosen to raise money for Radar Dog Rescue and has already collected £200 in sponsorship money.

The walk will take place three days before what would have been Laura’s 27th birthday.

She will be joined on the walk by her grandmother Maggie Wilson (58), cousins Paris (12) and Courtney Newton (11), Laura’s brother Robert Wilson (32) and his partner Melissa Shaw (29).

Melissa said the family felt that because Alesha had grown older \!a and understood what had happened to her mum \!a it would be a good idea to do something in her memory.

“I thought it would be nice to show Alesha that we haven’t forgotten about her mum,” she said.

“I said, ‘Would you like to do a walk for your mum’s birthday and give some money to a charity?’ and she said she wanted to give money to a dog rescue.

“She loves dogs and had a dog called Rosie growing up.

“We chose Radar as it was a local dog rescue.”

Melissa said the family would be releasing balloons in Laura’s memory at the end of the walk and would be laying flowers on her birthday on Wednesday.

Anyone who wants to sponsor Alesha and her family should make a donation via Paypal to

Sponsors are asked to put Laura’s Walk as a reference so the charity can keep a total.

The body of Laura, from Holmes, was found in the Sheffield and South Yorkshire Navigation Canal near Steel Street in October 2010.

Ashtiaq Asghar, of Holmes Lane, who admitted murdering the young mum, was jailed for life and ordered to serve at least 17-and-a-half years behind bars.

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