Tragic teen Jasmyn Chan would have been '˜proud' of football fun day
More than 250 people took part in charity football fun day in memory of tragic Sheffield teen Jasmyn Chan and raised hundreds of pounds.
Money raised at the matches will be donated to the Little Princess Trust, which provides real hair wigs to children affected by cancer.
Jasmyn, who was 14, died after Naseeb Ellahi, 35, ploughed into her while she was crossing a road with a friend.
The charity was chosen because kind-hearted Jasmyn, from Intake, had her own hair cut short and donated her tresses to the charity.
The teen’s friends and family took part in the games at Sheffield Works Department on Saturday,
Jazz FC,the women, played against Sheffield United ladies and the men against a team made up of up and coming TV stars including Paul Manners of Britain’s Got Talent fame.
Jasmyn’s father Peter Chan said: “Its overwhelming to see so many people here showing so much support and love. I am over the moon. Jazz would have said that she was buzzing about this.”
Organiser Lewis Pask, 18, who set up a fundraising group after Jasmyn’s death, said: “I think we’ve raised about £2,000 at the moment. It’s great to see the community coming together. It’s a bigger turnout than last year’s match so I’m really pleased.”
Family friend Keeley Rippon, 34, and Joseph Hewitt, 36, who attended the event with their children Lily, 6, and Tyler, 14, said: “It’s such a good idea to try and raise some money. I think Jazz would have been well chuffed, she would have been proud.”