Play in honour of James

FAMILY and friends of a teenager from Sutterton who died in a car accident in 2008 are to honour his memory and raise money for road safety with a charity event.

James Hackett, who attended Boston College, died in the accident on the A16.

He was aged 18.

Following his death his friends held a football match in his honour and also as a fundraiser for charity, it has since become an annual event.

This year the match takes place on Saturday, at Sutterton Fourfield School playing field, kicking off at 2pm.

Anyone who wants to join in will get a turn on the field.

His mother Anna said: “It’s a full match and we have a lot of substitutions so that everyone gets a chance to play.

“James was a very lovely and very loving lad, who had a great bunch of friends and loved his football. It was one of the things he used to do quite often.”

The match will be followed by a barbecue, disco, auction and raffle at the Beridge Arms from 7pm until late.

The event is free to attend but donations can be made and will go to road safety charity Brake.

l For more information about the event, to get involved or make a donation visit www.james-hackett.co.uk.