Mimi charity plans festival

A charity set up in memory of a Lavenham woman, who died after a snowboarding accident, is to hold its first festival.

Good Story was founded by the family of Emily “Mimi” Watts, in order to support young people in business.

Miss Watts, from Bury Road, died in hospital in France in December 2012 after becoming trapped in a snowdrift while in the ski resort of Chamonix.

The 26-year-old, who was a talented fashion designer, was in the process of launching her own business.

On April 26 and 27, the charity is holding a festival of creativity in an effort to inspire others with a passion for business.

“We want to give others the opportunities that Mimi did not have, guiding them through their first steps of running a business and helping them with their applications for funding, inspiring and supporting young people to succeed,” said Mimi’s brother Rory.

The first day of the festival, held at the Highwaymans Gallery in Risby, will feature a series of lectures, and will be followed by a sale, involving young entrepreneurs from across the area, the next day.

For more information on the event, email festival@goodstory.org.uk.