THE aunt of a teenage girl killed when she was hit by a speeding motorist is using her new business to raise funds for a charity in the youngster’s memory.
Jill Osborne is selling memorabilia in aid of Think Amy, which aims to educate motorists to drive safely.
Jill and business partner Caz Kelly, who are both trustees of the charity, have set aside a section of Over the Moon, in Station Road, Taunton, for the sale of Think Amy mugs, car stickers, wristbands, key rings and bags.
Jill said: “All the money from that goes to Think Amy, which aims to educate people to drive safely so that accidents are less likely to happen.”
Think Amy supporter Marcus Trescothick, captain of Somerset Cricket Club, gave his backing to the venture by officially opening the shop, which sells a mixture of craft-related items, holds workshops and offers spiritual readings.
Amy Hofmeister, 13, died when she was hit by a speeding driver as she cycled along Blackbrook Way, Taunton, in June 2011.
Leonard Jones, who was driving the car, was jailed for seven years, while his former girlfriend, Leanne Burnell, who was racing him in another car, was imprisoned for three and a half years.
A family fun day in aid of Think Amy is taking place at Blackbrook Pavilion, Taunton, from 10am to 4pm on Bank Holiday Monday, August 25.