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Fundraising football match in Millbrook in memory of Adam Hunt
They laced up their football boots for a poignant tribute in memory of a close friend.
Players of all abilities turned out for a fundraising football match to remember Southampton teenager Adam Hunt, who died after taking a ‘legal high’.
The event was held at Goals Soccer Centre in Millbrook, Southampton – 24 hours after the 18-year-old’s funeral.
It was organised by close schoolfriend Aaron Berry, who went to Springhill Primary School and St George’s Catholic School with Adam, a Saints season ticket-holder.
He said: “I was really pleased with the turn out – everyone paid their £5 to play.
“We did this in his memory; we had to do something rather than just the funeral. The funeral was an emotional day.
“It’s something like this that gets everyone together.
“Adam liked football. He enjoyed watching it on television and following the Saints.”
A trophy and medals were handed to the winning team.
Money from the event will go to the intensive care unit at Southampton General Hospital. Aaron hopes to arrange another fundraiser, a comedy night to mark Adam’s birthday in March.
Adam died in August five days after consuming the drugs AMT and etizolam. His grieving parents described him as “thoughtful and caring”.
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