Friends and family paid tribute to a 14-year-old girl tragically killed in a hit-and-run in Sheffield one year ago today with a fundraising football match.
The match at Heeley Sports and Social Club on Heeley Bank Road was set up in honour of Jasmyn Chan.
The schoolgirl died after being hit by a car on Normanton Hill, Intake, on May 9, 2014, as she crossed the road with her friend Tia Tucker, who was aged 12 at the time..
Jasmyn’s mum Paula McCullie and dad Peter along with friends and family turned out to honour Jasmyn’s memory one year on.
The match, contested by friends of Jasmyn and local football players, is raising money for Jasmyn’s favourite charities including The Little Princess Trust.
Balloons were released before kick-off while See You Again by Wiz Khalifa was played over speakers.
Dad Peter Chan spoke of his ‘bittersweet’ emotions on seeing the number of people who turned out to pay tribute.
He said: “I have the same feeling that I have at every event for Jasmyn. It’s overwhelming.
“She’s my little girl and she’s bringing all these people together. That’s just the type of person she was; loving and friendly.
“We want the event to be a positive and that’s all because of Jazz.
“It’s quite difficult to describe, but everything is really bittersweet.
“Because I’m still picking myself up. Even though she’s gone, she’s still making me fight. She’s still making me get out of bed in the morning.
“I feel the love and support.”
The event was organised by friend Lewis Pask, ages 17, who added: “You can see how much Jasmyn meant to everyone by the number of people here.
“All her friends and family have come together to remember her. I want to say thank you to everyone who has donated and everyone who supported the event.”
Naseeb Ellahi, aged 34, formerly of St Ronan’s Road, Sharrow, was travelling at a minimum speed of 61mph when he ploughed into 14-year-old Jasmyn Chan and her friend, Tia Tucker, who was 12 at the time, last May.
He remained on the run for five days before handing himself in.
He was jailed for seven-and-a-half years in January this year.