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In memory of Louis Watkiss, 12 years old.

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Louis Watkiss, 12 years old, passed away on September 24, 2021, at a friend's birthday party due to injuries sustained in an incident at the Snowdome, Tamworth. He never had a chance to fight for his life. He did not die on his terms. Our son, Louis, died as a young boy. He achieved his goal of making us proud and his dream of being proud of himself. Our lives will never be the same.  We want to thank all of the emergency services and Snowdome staff who tried incredibly hard to save our son's life.  
Louis was a son, a brother, a grandson, a nephew, a cousin and a friend. We are so thankful Louis' younger brother had five happy years with Louis, and he will hold dear the memory of Louis' stoic personality.
Louis was a studious pupil who enjoyed learning showing immense curiosity about the world around him. He played the Saxophone in grade 5, achieving distinctions throughout his Royal Academy of Music exams. His involvement in two jazz ensembles (Birmingham Symphony Hall & Birmingham Conservatoire) demonstrated his passion for music. Louis supported Chelsea and England football clubs. He followed England Cricket and Birmingham Bears, regularly watching both sports. He’d loved staying up late with his dad to watch the heavy weight fights of both AJ and Tyson Fury.
We have decided to set up this GoFundMe page because Louis lost his life to a tragic incident that should never have occurred. We are asking for support to assist our family's present and future needs and help raise funds for some of the charities that Louis supported. We have kicked of a campaign to lobby for new laws that ensures our children are safe when taking part in snow activities. Our local MP, Andrew Mitchell is supporting our campaign and we are joining him at the House of Commons in January 2022 when he will put forward our case.
We humbly ask that you can help in any way you can. Any help you can give is appreciated, whether financially or just sharing the story to bring justice for Louis and ensure that this cannot happen to another child. 
We are eternally grateful for the honour of knowing Louis and the pleasure of raising him. We love Louis very much. Our pride. Our joy. Our love. We miss him so much it hurts.
Thank you so much for taking the time to read, share and support this.


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    • £10 
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