Teenage drivers to benefit from memorial match

The James Hackett Memorial Football Match. Photo: SG270811006MD
The James Hackett Memorial Football Match. Photo: SG270811006MD
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FUNDS raised to educate young men on road safety grow each time the James Hackett Memorial Football Match is played.

This year’s, held on Saturday at Sutterton, raised a magnificent £900 for BRAKE, the charity chosen by James’s dad Ian to benefit from the annual charity match, because he says it does a lot of work in schools to educate teenagers about safer driving.

The charity also supports bereaved families, something Ian and his wife Anna experienced after James was killed in an accident on the A16 at Kirton in 2008, aged 18.

An eight-a-side match between James’s friends was followed by a barbecue at the Beridge Arms, which provided a chef. There was also a disco, quiz, raffle and auction.