Mum’s safety campaign gets worldwide support

Photo: David Hurst'Beckie Ramsay, mum of Dylan, who died while swimming in a quarry, pictured beside the wall he loved to do handstands against

Photo: David Hurst'Beckie Ramsay, mum of Dylan, who died while swimming in a quarry, pictured beside the wall he loved to do handstands against

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A water safety campaign that was launched last week by a heartbroken Chorley mum has received worldwide recognition online.

The Guardian is backing the campaign of Beckie Ramsay, whose son, Dylan, 13, died while swimming inWhittle Hill Quarry last year.

Together, the Guardian and Beckie began a Twitter hashtag called #DoingitforDylan, which has already managed to create a ‘trend’, and become one of the most popular subjects on the networking site.

Beckie, 31, from Church Hill, said: “I was in shock - I actually e-mailed and asked if it was a joke.

“It is not something that you see every day.

“It is no less than what Dylan deserved, and he should have been known worldwide.

“He would have been one day I’m sure.”

Dylan, who was a strong athlete, and who was a Year Eight pupil at Parklands High School, was killed during a swimming trip on July 3.

His mum, Beckie, will now be visiting approximately 15 schools from the Chorley and Leyland areas to help others have the best possible chance of survival.

Throughout her visits, she will deliver a Powerpoint presentation, which will include risks, safety tips and a song that has been written by one of Dylan’s close friends.

Dave Spikey is also supporting Beckie’s work. To show your support, or to express concern over the suitability of areas for swimming, e-mail beckieramsay@hotmail.com. Donations can be made at www.dylanramsay.com.To help the campaign trend again, follow @missmybabyboy and use the hashtag #DoingitforDylan.

A street party will be held on April 21 in Dylan’s name on St Anne’s Road, Chorley, to keep on raising awareness.

Anyone is welcome to attend.