Suffolk FA raises £1,000 for Newmarket hit-and-run victims at annual awards bash

Left to right: Roger Peck, Shaun Whiter, Joey Abbs, Richard Neal and Bruce Badcock at the Newmarket

Left to right: Roger Peck, Shaun Whiter, Joey Abbs, Richard Neal and Bruce Badcock at the Newmarket Town game where money raised by Suffolk FA was presented. Picture: SUFFOLK FA - Credit: Archant

Two victims of a hit-and-run incident in Newmarket in July last year have been presented with more than £1,000 by Suffolk FA after its awards dinner raised cash for the seriously injured pair.

Former Newmarket Town player Shaun Whiter required amputations to both legs while former Jockeys and Soham Town Rangers player Joey Abbs suffered a serious right leg injury in the crash, which happened in Dullingham Road on July 1.

Suffolk FA, which had previously donated £1,000 to the pair, invited them to the end of season awards night at Trinity Park, near Ipswich, which raised another £1,010 in their aid.

Last week, Suffolk FA chief executive Richard Neal, and directors Bruce Badcock and Roger Peck presented the cheque at Newmarket Town’s home game against Haverhill Borough.

The footballers rallied around them with a charity game in August last year raising thousands for their care.


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