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More good work from fund in memory of Albion fan and 9/11 victim Robert Eaton
1:30pm Wednesday 12th September 2012 in News
A group set up in memory of a Brighton and Hove Albion supporter who died in the September 11 attacks has vowed to continue doing good in his name.
Seagulls fan Robert Eaton died in the attacks 11 years ago yesterday.
Robert kept up to date on all things Albion through the club’s online fans forum North Stand Chat.
The Robert Eaton Memorial Fund (REMF) was set up in his honour.
The group’s initial charity match was held between Albion and Palace fans, with the Albion supporters losing on penalties.
Since then, the group has raised more than £100,000 for groups across the world, including Los Peladitos, a youth football team in Robert’s adopted home of New York, and Coaching For Hope, a charity which uses football to support orphans in Cambodia.
They have also raised money for Seagulls Specials, Brighton and Hove Albion’s group for disabled youngsters.
Tony Langridge, chairman of the REMF, said: “Thematches have helped build bridges. It’s amazing that out of such an atrocity has come so much hope and we’re constantly looking for new projects.”
The group is currently awaiting the completion of a 17 seat minibus for Seagulls Specials and hopes to continue the good work.
For more information about the group and to make a donation visit www.remf.org.uk