A CHARITY set up in memory of a 9/11 victim has donated £30,000 to mark the tenth anniversary of the terrorist atrocity.

Lifelong Brighton and Hove Albion fan Robert Eaton was believed to have been working on the 105th floor of the World Trade Centre when the plane struck.

Friends and family, who have since raised more than £100,000 in his memory, made the latest donation to a football project that helps disabled youngsters.

The money will be used to buy a new minibus for the club’s affiliated charity Seagulls Specials.

The charity’s chairman Gareth Glover, said: “We are delighted to help and support the Seagulls Specials for the tenth anniversary.

“Everyone who has helped or donated to the fund in Brighton, Croydon and elsewhere in the last ten years can be very proud of their achievements and we all hope that Robert will be looking down and realise all the good that has been done in his name.”

The charity has funded football schemes in Mali, Burkino Fasa, South Africa, Cambodia and Vietnam.

The Robert Eaton Memorial Fund, named charity of the year by The Argus in 2009, has also provided equipment for football club Los Peladitos in Mr Eaton’s adopted home of Queens in New York.

Every year Seagulls supporters go head to head with rivals Crystal Palace with proceeds going the charity. Brighton legends take part in the annual event including Peter Ward, former Brighton boss Peter Taylor and Mr Eaton’s favourite player Ricky Marlowe, who travels down every year from his home in Scotland for the event.

The 16-seater minibus will be presented to the Seagulls Specials later this year.