Memorial football match nets the right results
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The organisers of a charity football match are keen to make it an annual event after the success of their latest fund-raiser.
The Sam and Kathryn memorial day was held on Sunday to remember teenage friends Sam Jaggard and Kathryn Rivett who died in a car crash last year.
The event at Walmer Road in Lowestoft – the home of Kirkley and Pakefield FC (K&P) – included a rematch between teams made up of Sam's friends and the friends of his brother TJ (Tom Jaggard), along with live music, stalls and a raffle.
Pleased at how it had gone, Ben Atkins, of K&P, said: 'We raised £900 on the day and TJ's Mates retained the Sam and Kathryn Memorial Day shield after a 3-1 win.
'It was a fantastic turn-out again this year, and I'd like to thank everyone who came and supported the event on the day. I'd also like to thank Blackwell Print, Screens and East Point Sports, along with other individuals that helped make the day possible.'
Mr Atkins said he was also grateful to the local band Scratch the Cat, for playing a two-hour live set.
All the money raised on the day will go to charities chosen by Sam's and Kathryn's families, and Mr Atkins said: 'We hope to make this an annual event to remember Sam and Kathryn.'
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The 18-year-old school friends suffered fatal injuries in the collision on the A143-A146 Norwich road at Gillingham last July. Their friend Georgia Puttock, also 18, was injured in the crash.
The three former Kirkley High School were driving towards Lowestoft when their red Vauxhall Corsa was in collision with a black Mercedes going in the opposite direction.
Georgia, who was driving the Corsa, suffered serious injuries, is due to appear at Norwich Crown Court in October charged with two counts of causing death by dangerous driving.
After the success of the first charity football match last August, other fund-raising events have been held in Sam's and Kathryn's memory including a quiz and charity Zumba event.
In conjunction with Southwold Golf Club and the club's professional, Robin Mann, Sam's mum Chris Lea set up the Sam Jaggard Junior Golf Foundation Fund last year to help young players realise their potential.
Earlier this year, a bench was unveiled in Sam's memory overlooking the club's putting green, as his friends and family turned out to play in a memorial golf tournament.
Sam, a keen sportsman, was an aspiring golfer and also worked at the club.