Trust set up in Tim’s memory

Tim Castro
Tim Castro

THE BROTHER of Tim Castro who was found dead after Pirate Day last July has set up a trust in his memory to help young people realise their dreams.

Bill Castro, 28, has teamed up with Xtrax young people’s centre to form Tim’s Trust, which is to launch on May 26 with what he hopes will be the first of an annual fundraising event.

He said: “I wanted him to be remembered for something good.

“He had just managed to get himself back on track off his own back, with the support of me and the rest of the family who were able to help him.”

Tim, 22, was a keen mechanic and welder and had gained City and Guilds and NVQs in mechanics and welding.

“If I can help one person in Tim’s situation who did not have the same level of support, that would be something,” said Bill.

The trust will give financial help to practically-minded young people who want to enrol on a training course, or have a dream of opening their own workshop for example.

The launch event, Tim’s Jam, will feature 12 hours of music at Bar Moda in the town centre, with bands, DJs and open mike.

Bill said: “Hopefully it will be a big success, as it would be nice to make it an annual thing.

“Music is something we connected through, and Tim had a lot of friends in bands.”

As well as music there will be a raffle at the event, and Bill is looking for donations of raffle prizes along with sponsors for posters and tickets.

Xtrax manager Andrew Batford said: “When Bill asked Xtrax to support Tim’s Trust we did not hesitate, Tim was loud and proud but kind and full of energy, and it’s exciting to keep his memory alive with such a positive idea.”