Legacy of Taylor High lives on after sporting fundraisers in Lowestoft teenager’s memory

The Ole Frank team (pictured) took on Waveney 11 for the annual Taylor High Memorial Football Match

The Ole Frank team (pictured) took on Waveney 11 for the annual Taylor High Memorial Football Match last sunday. Picture: Elaine High - Credit: Elaine High

Two sporting fundraisers in memory of a teenage crash victim have raised more than £1,600 in his honour.

The volunteers who gave their time to help out at the memorial events. Picture: Elaine High

The volunteers who gave their time to help out at the memorial events. Picture: Elaine High - Credit: Elaine High

Taylor High of Lowestoft died in March 2011 at 19 after being involved in a car crash, prompting his family to fundraise in his memory.

Taylors brother Curtis High scored the winning penalty for the Ole Frank team. Picture: Elaine High

Taylors brother Curtis High scored the winning penalty for the Ole Frank team. Picture: Elaine High - Credit: Elaine High

Their latest drive saw a darts competition and a football match raise a combined £1,664 for the Taylor High Memorial Fund.

The Waveney 11 team took on the Ole Frank team at the Crown Meadow LTFC pitch on sunday. Picture: El

The Waveney 11 team took on the Ole Frank team at the Crown Meadow LTFC pitch on sunday. Picture: Elaine High - Credit: Elaine High

Elaine High, his mother, said: 'I want to thank everybody from the bottom of my heart who came along to both events. It means so much that his memory can live on.'

The winner of the memorial darts match was Nathan Bull (centre) with Taylors mum, Elaine (right) and

The winner of the memorial darts match was Nathan Bull (centre) with Taylors mum, Elaine (right) and his uncle and organiser of the match, Glen High (right). Picture: Elaine High - Credit: Elaine High

The football match was an intensely fought contest between Ole Frank and Waveney XI - his two former teams - which finished 2-2 after 90 minutes. His brother, 30-year-old Curtis High, then scored the winning penalty for Ole Frank in a shoot out.


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Before kickoff, a minute's silence was observed by the crowd at Lowestoft Town's home ground, as his favourite song - Steve Harley's Make Me Smile - was played.

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