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Football match in memory of Connor Saunders postponed
1:20pm Sunday 22nd April 2012 in News
A football match in memory of a teenager who died in the street has been postponed.
Connor Saunders, 19, pictured, died after being assaulted outside Tesco Express in Rottingdean last Saturday.
His team, Peacehaven and Telscombe FC, has confirmed its Sussex County division one match away at Three Bridges was planned for Saturday but will now take place on Tuesday at 7.45pm.
A message on the club’s website said there will be a minute’s clapping in Connor’s memory.
It invited as many people as possible to the game, which will take place at Jubilee Walk in Three Bridges Road, Crawley.
The family wants to launch a charity in Connor’s name to buy defibrillators for semiprofessional football teams in the county. People are asked not to send any more flowers but to make donations through Peacehaven and Telscombe FC.
For details visit www.peacehavenfc.com or write to The Sports Park, Piddinghoe Avenue, Peacehaven, BN10 8RH. Friends of the family have also set up an account to support the family in the coming weeks.
A friend, who did not want to be named, said: “After the tragic death of their beloved son Connor, the Saunders family’s lives have been turned into an unimaginable nightmare.”
The mother of Oliver Golbey has added her sympathies to Connor Saunders’ family.
Oliver, who would have been 20 this year, died in October 2010 when his moped crashed into a parked car in Crescent Drive North, Woodingdean.
Denise Whitehead, Oliver’s mother, said: “My condolences go to Connor’s family but words do not exist to describe it. I know exactly what they’re going through.”
She added Dennis Golbey, who used to live in Downsway, Woodingdean, was Oliver’s grandad, not father, as was reported in The Argus yesterday.
If you would like to make a donation, you can pay into the Natwest account, acc no: 15835154, S/C: 010123.