Tragic Easton College student’s girlfriend in bid to remember boyfriend through fundrasing bid
The girlfriend of a 'beautiful and bright' 19-year-old student who died after suffering an epileptic seizure at Easton College is spearheading a fundraising drive in his memory to try to help other people.
Oliver Scott-Greenard, from Ormesby St Margaret, died on November 29 last year at the agricultural college, near Norwich, where he had been a student since September 2011.
An inquest held into his death at Norwich heard the teenager, who was diagnosed with epilepsy in 2006, had suffered a seizure on November 23 last year – just a few days before his death. A post mortem examination stated the cause of death to be aspiration due to epilepsy.
The tragedy has prompted Mr Scott-Greenard's girlfriend, Alex Gough, also 19, to keep his memory alive – and help others – by raising money through a Sunflower Tribute Fund, which supports the Epilepsy Action charity.
Miss Gough, who is from Lowestoft but is currently studying business at Kingston University in London, said: 'We set up a fund for Epilepsy Action to do something nice to remember Ollie, but also for others who have epilepsy so they don't have to go through what we've gone through.'
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The fund, which was set up in December last year, has so far raised more than �2,000 through a number of initiatives and the sale of �1 sunflower badges in shops, including the Mocha coffee shop in Great Yarmouth and the fish and chip shop Mr Scott-Greenard worked at in Ormesby St Margaret.
The initiative was praised by Norfolk coroner William Armstrong, who recorded a verdict that Mr Scott-Greenard died as a result of natural causes, but added that epilepsy was the fundamental underlying cause of his death.
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Mr Armstrong, who expressed his 'deepest sympathies' to everyone affected by Mr Scott-Greenard's death, said much fundraising had gone on following the tragedy through the fund 'which will provide help to others' and 'a memorial to Oliver himself'.
Speaking at the inquest, Mr Scott-Greenard's mother Thomasina said her son, who has been head boy at Flegg High School was a 'bright, beautiful loving boy who is greatly, greatly missed.'
To support the fund log onto http://sunflower.tributefunds.com/fund/Oliver+Scott-Greenard/showFund/