Football match in memory of Lowestoft teenager

A LARGE crowd is expected on Sunday to watch a football match in memory of a popular Lowestoft teenager.

Lowestoft Town FC's Crown Meadow ground is the venue for the Taylor High Memorial Football Cup game between a Corton XI and a team representing the Ole Frank pub.

Taylor, 19, of Hopelyn Close, suffered fatal injuries in a head-on crash on March 26 on the A17 King's Lynn to Sleaford road at Clenchwarton in west Norfolk.

His friend, Jamie Gibbs, who was driving the car in which Taylor was a front-seat passenger, suffered serious injuries, but is now making a recovery. The driver of the other car involved suffered minor injuries.

After Taylor's death, his parents, Elaine and Gary, set up a memorial fund to support community projects, worthy causes and deserving local people. They have been overwhelmed with the public support and in a little over four months more than �6,000 has been raised in Taylor's memory.

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'The fund was set up to help local community projects, deserving local people, and local worthy causes and clubs.

'Beneficiaries of the fund so far include the James Paget University Hospital, Save an East Coast Child via the Daniel Felstead fund, Waveney FC boys and girls, cancer victim Louise Dixon and lifeboatman Robert Lightfoot,' said Mrs High.

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The match on Sunday is the latest event to raise money for the fund and is being played between two teams that Taylor had played for. The game kicks off at 2pm, but the gates open at 1pm.

A raffle is being held following the game, with prizes donated by more than 100 traders and friends. Other events planned include sponsored swims and quizzes.

It is also hoped that a memorial bench will be unveiled in Oulton Broad.

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