4:00am Saturday 31st August 2013
By Julian Robinson
IT promises to be a fitting tribute to their football-mad friend.
Dozens are gathering for a fundraising sports day this afternoon in memory of Southampton teenager Adam Hunt who died after taking a “legal high”.
As reported, the 18-year-old lost his fight for life in hospital earlier this month five days after consuming the drugs AMT and etizolam.
Today grieving friends and family are meeting for a charity football tournament at the Goals Soccer Centre in Millbrook, Southampton – just 24 hours after attending the 18-year-old’s funeral.
Adam was an avid football fan and Saints season ticket holder. Pals wanted to organise an event he would have enjoyed himself and have pledged to hand all the proceeds from the day to the intensive care unit at Southampton General Hospital – where he spent his final days. Saints legend Matt Le Tissier has even signed a football shirt to help boost funds from a planned raffle on the day.
Adam’s good friend Aaron Berry, who is organising the event, said: “It is really just to raise as much for the intensive care unit as possible because that is where Adam was for his last few days.
“We also want to get people together and do something positive. Everybody will be down already for his funeral and people are still in shock so we want to flip it and do something positive in his memory.
“It will give people something to look forward to after the funeral and remember him in a good way.”
As reported, the former St George’s Catholic School pupil, from Millbrook Road East, had been critically ill in a coma at Southampton General Hospital before passing away on August 18.
His mum Bernadette is due to attend the tournament along with dozens of the youngster’s friends today.
Aaron joked: “Adam was not very good at playing football – but he loved watching it and had a season ticket with Saints. He always followed them.
“He was such a good lad with a great sense of humour. He was always there to have a laugh and never got on the wrong side of people. We would always look forward to going out with him in the evenings – he was just a good guy.”
• The event, at Goals in Millbrook Point Road, takes place from 1pm to 5pm.
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