A charity was launched last weekend to celebrate the life of a murdered art student.

Catherine, known as Katy, Wynter was killed as she babysat two small children at her sister’s house in Beech Drive, Borehamwood, in December 2011.

The Catherine Wynter Memorial Foundation, set up in her name, was launched at an event last Saturday and aims to help people affected by violent crime.

There was live music a number of Borehamwood bands, including Catherine’s best friend Sheridan Smith and her band ‘Vamoosery’.

Bushey Academy supported the event by providing music equipment such as instruments and microphones.

Around 60 people attended the invitation-only event, which raised more than £400 for the charity.

Committee member Simon Murray said: “It had every great ingredient for success and was. You couldn’t ask for better weather, spending time with family and friends showing their support for such a worthwhile cause.

“We all had a great time, raised a bit of money but more importantly raised awareness of the foundation so that we can go out there and make a difference.”

The charity aims to educate young people about the dangers of knife crime, while also hopes to provide funding for support services that help grieving friends and families after losing a loved one to violent crime.