Team host concert for Sheffield teen Jasmyn Chan

Jasmyn Chan, 14
Jasmyn Chan, 14
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A team of big-hearted young people are staging a fundraising concert in memory of Sheffield teenager Jasmyn Chan.

The group – who have dubbed themselves the Jazzytastic Charity Fundraising Team – want to help raise £5,000 to create a charity in the 14-year-old’s name.

Jasmyn, of Frecheville, was killed in May in a hit-and-run crash on Normanton Hill, Intake. She had pushed her friend out of the way of an oncoming car.

Now friends, family and even strangers are rallying to launch The Jasmyn Chan Foundation so her name will live on.

Lewis Pask, 17, of Norfolk Park, is organising the concert on Friday, December 12, with his team.

A Michael Buble tribute act and The Voice singer Jessica Steel, from Killamarsh, are already lined up to appear.

Bar glass collector Lewis said: “I met Jasmyn once and she seemed like such a nice lass. I got involved with the fundraising just because it touched my heart really.

“We’ve sold about 40 tickets so far but we want to get as many as we can.”

Lewis also organised a charity football match.

Jasmyn’s mum Paula McCullie said: “I’d like to say a big thanks to Lewis, his mum Michelle and everyone involved in organising the Christmas concert.

“Lewis is an amazing young man with a heart of gold and we are so grateful that he is putting his efforts into raising some money for the foundation.

“We are still trying to reach the £5,000 target and hopefully Lewis and the Jazzytastic team will help us achieve this.”

The concert is at Davy McKee Sports and Social Club, Prince of Wales Road, from 7pm. Tickets are £5 for adults or £2.50 for 13-17-year-olds and can be booked on 07899 275662.