Taylor High memorial football match to return
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Sporting entertainment will take centre stage once more as a popular annual charity football match returns next month.
The Taylor High Memorial Cup will be contested on Sunday, August 5 at the Amber Dew Events Stadium – the home of Lowestoft Town FC.
Organised by the Taylor High Memorial Fund, former teammates, friends and family will unite on the football pitch to remember the popular Lowestoft teenager.
Taylor's Sunday team Ole Frank – which mainly consists of Taylor's family and friends – will take on a Waveney FC X1, consisting of players throughout Waveney FC who Taylor played for throughout his life, as they look to raise further funds for charity.
The memorial fund, which was set up by 19-year-old Taylor's parents, Elaine and Gary, after his death in a car crash in west Norfolk in March 2011, has raised more than £100,000 since its inception.
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And now having made 109 donations to deserving beneficiaries over the years, the fund has reached another milestone – having raised more than £100,000.
Community projects, worthy causes and deserving local people across Waveney have all been supported by the memorial fund over the years with more than 100 donations having been made.
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Gates open at 1pm on August 5, with the Taylor High Memorial Cup match kicking off at 2pm.
Mrs High said: 'We remember our dear Taylor on this day with a sport he was so involved in, surrounded by friends and supporters of the charity.
'At the end of the match there will be a large raffle with prizes donated by local traders and supporters of the fund. This year we have more than 80 prizes donated – including top prizes of a six months membership to Warners Leisure for two people and a 32in colour TV with built in freeview and DvD that will be drawn at the end of the day.
'Its lovely that people, after almost eight years, still want to remember Taylor and show their support to us. We are extremely grateful to everyone involved. Come along and enjoy this day – helping us help others.'
Last year's match featured four goals and a tense penalty shoot-out as hundreds of people saw the Ole Frank side triumph on penalties after the match had ended in a 2-2 draw at full time.
To find out more about the fund, visit its page on Facebook.