PICTURE GALLERY: Tragic Bexleyheath Academy student Philip Lamin remembered in memorial football match
PUBLISHED: 15:11 24 June 2013 | UPDATED: 16:02 26 June 2013
On what was bound to be an emotional occasion, more than 600 Bexleyheath Academy students, staff and parents gathered to remember tragic pupil Philip Lamin - raising £3,000 for two heart charities.
Philip collapsed and died on February 5 from a cardiac arrest and the money will be split between Cardiac Risk in the Young and the Arrhythmia Alliance.
Two teams made up of the 16-year-old’s friends did battle for the Philip Lamin Cup at Erith Sports Centre yesterday, with the match ending in a 3-3 draw.
Head of Year 11 Tracey Boswell paid tribute to the youngster’s mum after the match: “Yesterday was about much more than football: it was about remembering a well-respected, talented and polite young man.
“It turned out to be a day he would have been proud of and a clear reminder that he will forever live in our hearts and minds.
“It was an emotional day for all concerned none more so than for Philip’s mum, Juliet, who, despite the loss of her beloved son, has stood strong and resilient throughout the last four months and become an extremely close and respected member of the Bexleyheath Academy family.”
In another tribute to Philip, an open air concert is being held in the courtyard of the Woolwich Road academy on Friday, July 5.
Tickets are £5 each for the event which starts from 6pm and includes a buffet. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.