Memorial held for heroic Sheffield teenager who was killed while saving her friend's life

A memorial for a heroic Sheffield teenager who was killed while saving her friend's life has raised more than £2,000.

Thursday, 27th June 2019, 3:17 pm
Updated Thursday, 27th June 2019, 6:08 pm
Jasmyn and participants in the Jasmyn Chan Memorial Show

Jasmyn Chan died in May 2014, aged 14, when she was hit by a speeding hit-and-run driver while crossing Normanton Hill, in Intake. 

She saved the life of her friend Tia Tucker by pushing her out of the path of the car as it came hurtling towards them.

Jasmyn and participants in the Jasmyn Chan Memorial Show

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Friends of the tragic schoolgirl were among the crowds at the fifth Jasmyn Chan Memorial Show, a show jumping event held in honour of the keen horse rider on Sunday, June 23, at High Moor Farm in Killamarsh.

More than 100 people turned out for the poignant occasion, including around 50 riders competing for various prizes, according to Angela Glave, who organised the day along with Katrina Shaw.

The event, which included a tombola, raised just over £2,050 for the youth housing charity Roundabout, which was chosen by Jasmyn’s mother Paula.

Kieran Heslop and Sparky, at the Jasmyn Chan Memorial Show

Angela said: “It was a fantastic day and it was lovely to see a lot of Jasmyn’s friends there, one of whom said it was her first time competing at a show.

“It’s great that we’re able to continue to raise money for good causes in Jasmyn’s name, and fitting that we do so with a horse show because she enjoyed her horses.

“She was clearly a very popular girl, and she and her brave actions will never be forgotten.”

Jasmyn’s mum Paula thanked everyone who helped organise the event in her daughter’s honour.

Jessica Carter, five, pictured with Rotherwood Dolly Mixture and Rebecca Carter, at the Jasmyn Chan Memorial Show

“The time and effort you all put in is amazing… and as well as remembering my gorgeous brave girl this show raises so much money for charity every year,” she said.

Naseeb Ellahi, formerly of St Ronan’s Road, Sharrow, was travelling at over 60mph when he hit Jasmyn. He was jailed for seven-and-a-half years following the crash.

A special crossing – Jazzy's Crossing – was set up at the scene of the fatal collision as a permanent memorial to Jasmyn.

Angela Glave and Katrina Shaw, organisers of the Jasmyn Chan Memorial Show, pictured with Debbie Marsh, Roundabout Rapid Rehousing Navigator, and show volunteers
Jasmyn Chan
Heidi Breeze and Fern, at the Jasmyn Chan Memorial Show
Skye Layton-Saunby, nine, with Nelson, , at the Jasmyn Chan Memorial Show
Harley Liddelow, six, with Cookie Crumble, at the Jasmyn Chan Memorial Show