LEGACY: Anthony Walker
THE MOTHER of a teenager who was murdered in a racially motivated attack was ‘proud’ at the amount of people who attended an annual festival dedicated to him.
Anthony Walker, 18, from Huyton, Liverpool, was killed in July 2005 in a racially a motivated attack.
His mother Gee Walker opened the Anthony Walker Foundation (AWF) festival on Saturday (July 7) as over 2,000 came to commemorate his life and watch artists like Misha B perform at Liverpool University’s Mounford Hall.
“Everyone has put so much effort in and it makes me proud to think they are doing it all for Anthony,” Walker told the Liverpool Echo.
“It’s fantastic to see all of the people from so many different backgrounds united to remember my son.
“There is nothing you can do about the past. But it lessens the pain that I go through by seeing all of the people united. It started off as a one off festival to celebrate Anthony’s life and now it’s turned into a huge event which gets bigger and bigger. It shows that people care and that is Anthony’s legacy.”