FOUR women from Urmston held a special fundraiser in memory of their dear friend – and raised £2,760 for the charities who helped him towards the end of his life.

Last week Laura Jackson, Nicola Davies, Lucy Wilde and Emma Jackson, all from Wycombe Close, presented the money to Trafford General’s Macmillan Nurses and St. Ann’s Hospice, who cared for their late friend Scott Murphy.

Scott, from Flixton, died in April 2012 at the age of 23 after fighting a six-year battle with a rare genetic condition, Von-Hippel Lindau.

Nicola, 25, said: “We have all been friends with Scott since we were teenagers and we wanted to do something to make him and his family proud.

“We are very grateful for everyone who showed their support.”

The four friends organised a New Year’s Eve fundraising party at Bird I’th Hand, on Flixton Road. At the request of Scott’s mum, Margaret, the funds raised were split equally between the two charities.

Margaret said: “The girls were absolutely amazing. Even though Scott has passed away, the support for us as a family is still there.”

Margaret and her family attended the event and Margaret commended Scott’s friends for taking on the fundraising task at such a difficult time.

She added: “They worked so hard to do this for Scott and they deserve a little bit of praise and recognition.”

Around 250 people attended and the British Cycling team, Manchester United and Trafford Centre all donated items to be auctioned and the Urmston Lions Club kindly donated £200 to the event.

Margaret added: “Sometimes thank you is just a word, it just doesn’t seem enough. “We really appreciate the kindness of everyone who turned out for the event in memory of Scott.”