Football match in Sheffield raises £570 in Josh’s memory

Friends pay tribute to their friend who was struck by a train at Chapeltown train station. Pictured are Alistair Johnston, Kieran Hardy, and Jacob Guest.
Friends pay tribute to their friend who was struck by a train at Chapeltown train station. Pictured are Alistair Johnston, Kieran Hardy, and Jacob Guest.
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A memorial football match in honour of tragic Sheffield teen Josh Vaughan raised more than £500.

Friends of the football-mad 17-year-old, who died when he was struck by a train at Chapeltown station last Wednesday evening, organised a special game at Ecclesfield Park yesterday to raise funds in his memory.

Keely Hardy, an emotional wellbeing worker for the Children and Young People’s Empowerment Project, and mum to one of Josh’s friends, said: “They raised a wonderful £570 for a memorial plaque for Josh and hopefully a bench in the park where he used to play football.

“They are continuing to raise funds to ensure his memory is kept alive.”

It is hoped the memorials will be in place by October, when Josh would have turned 18.

Josh, a huge Sheffield Wednesday fan, played football for Chapeltown Juniors. A cup game was scheduled for yesterday but the team cancelled it as a mark of respect.

The former Ecclesfield Comprehensive School pupil, who was known as ‘Vagey’ to his friends, also leaves his parents, a younger sister and his girlfriend, Chloe.

His death is not being treated as suspicious.