December 11 2013 Latest news:
Sunday, September 15, 2013
The family and friends of a teenager who died in a car crash have organised a fun day in his memory - to raise money for charity.
Nineteen-year-old Matthew Meacham-Roberts, from Badersfield near Coltishall died on June 20 last year after the Peugeot 106 he was driving lost control and crashed into an oncoming Citroen C3 near Norwich Rugby Club.
The student worked at the McDonalds restaurant at Hoveton, near Wroxham, and studied for a public services national diploma at City College Norwich.
He wanted to follow his father’s footsteps and join the armed forces.
Today a family fun day will take place at Wroxham Football Club in Matthew’s memory, which will raise money for the East Anglian Air Ambulance, which went to the scene of the crash, and Help For Heroes.
The event will run from 11am until 3pm today and will feature of five-a-side football match organised by Matthew’s friends, which will feature 16 teams.
Other activities and displays at the event include a bouncy castle, barbecue, grand raffle, a 2623 Royal Auxiliary Air Force Regiment Squadron display, the Norfolk police Lotus car simulator, fire and ambulance service vehicles, face painting and sumo suits for adults and children.
Matthew’s family and friends have raised thousands of pounds for charity since his death. His father Dale took part in the Tough Mudder event - a stamina-sapping 12-mile assault course - in the summer.
Anyone who wants to make a donation in Matthew’s memory should click here.