THE family of a murdered toddler have raised hundreds for a children’s charity.
The Ryan Hawkins memorial fun day at Slaithwaite Town Hall raised £575 for the Joseph Salmon Trust on Saturday.
The Slaithwaite four-year-old was stabbed to death by his father, Christopher Hawkins, on September 23, 2007.
Saturday’s fun day – which included a bouncy castle, bring-and-buy stall and raffle – was organised by Ryan’s sister Donna, who was seriously injured in the incident.
Mum Valerie Gee said: "The fun day was a happy event for us because we raised money for the Joseph Salmon Trust.
"The trust contributed £500 to allow us to go on holiday to Florida. We told them we didn’t want the money but they wouldn’t take it back."
Donna, 18, organised the fun day along with her friend and fellow Kirklees College student Karina Kershaw.