Carlton Colville: Teens’ memorial day

HUNDREDS of people are expected to gather in south Lowestoft next weekend for an event to mark the memory of two teenage friends who lost their lives in a car crash.

The fundraising event at Walmer Road – home of Kirkley & Pakefield Football Club – will celebrate the lives of 18-year-olds Sam Jaggard and Kathryn Rivett, who died in a collision near Beccles last month.

Sam, of Ullswater, Carlton Colville and Kathryn, of Airedale, Carlton Colville, both suffered fatal injuries in the crash on the A143-A146 Norwich road at Gillingham on Tuesday, July 17.

Their friend, Georgia Puttock, who was driving the Vauxhall Corsa in which they were both passengers, was seriously injured in the collision and yesterday a Norfolk police spokesman said: “The driver has now left hospital and is recovering at home. Inquiries into the collision continue.”

Since the crash, friends of Sam and Kathryn, who both attended Kirkley High School – now East Point Academy – have left tributes to the pair on social networking sites and the football club began discussing plans with their parents to hold a memorial event in their honour.


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Billed as “remembering two people who will live in our hearts forever”, the Sam and Kathryn Memorial Day takes place next Sunday, August 26, from 2pm with everyone welcome to attend.

Ben Atkins, Kirkley & Pakefield youth team’s assistant manager, said: “The day will include a football match between Sam’s mates and TJ’s [Sam’s brother’s] mates at 3pm.

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“This will be followed by live music from The Storyteller and Luke Warboys and more from 5.30pm.

“There will be other things happening on the day such as lanterns being let off in the evening, memorial T-shirts on sale, donation buckets for collections and a memorial wall for everyone to leave their pictures and messages.

“All money raised from the Sam and Kathryn Memorial Day will go to the two families.”

Mr Atkins added: “Companies from around Lowestoft have been donating prizes this week so there will also be a raffle held on the day too, along with a cake stall, and hot and cold food will also be also available.”

A talented sportsman and promising golfer, Sam had been tipped for a professional career in the game.

Kathryn, who worked for Thomas Cook in Norwich, had just returned from a holiday in Turkey with a group of friends, including Georgia, just three days before the accident.

Admission to the memorial day costs �2 for adults and �1 for under-16s. As well as being able to make a donation on the day, people can contribute by emaling benatkins07@gmail.com

For more details visit the event’s Facebook group at www.facebook.com/events/142399889231326/

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