PICTURES: More than 300 turn out at Bexleyheath Academy for Philip Lamin memorial concert
PUBLISHED: 10:11 09 July 2013 | UPDATED: 09:06 10 July 2013
More than 300 Bexleyheath Academy students, family and friends came together for a second charity event to raise money for heart charities and celebrate the life of Philip Lamin.
The 16-year-old died from a cardiac arrest while playing football on February 5 and money raised from a concert at the Woolwich Road school will go to Cardiac Risk in the Young and the Arrhythmia Alliance.
Around £3,000 was raised in a charity football match in Erith last month and the Arrhythmia Alliance has donated two defibrillators to the school to try and prevent what happened to Philip happening to another student.
Philip’s mum Juliet was among those present on Friday (July 5) at the concert remembering her only child. The teenager’s friends wore tribute t-shirts to him and two doves were released - one for Philip and one for fellow student Jamie-Leigh Lynch, who died from an epileptic fit on June 5.
Principal Carl Wakefield said: “The music provided by Bexleyheath Academy students was amazing and was enjoyed by all who attended.
“All in all, it was an evening Philip himself would have been proud of.”
The Academy is still calculating the money raised from the concert.