Football match in memory of David

HUNDREDS of relatives and friends of a popular Ipswich man, who died after a severe asthma attack, marked his second anniversary with a football match.

By NAOMI CASSIDY

naomi.cassidy@eveningstar.co.uk>

HUNDREDS of relatives and friends of a popular Ipswich man, who died after a severe asthma attack, marked his second anniversary with a football match.

David Halley-Frame died on August 27, 2005, while on a night out with friends in Ipswich town centre, and since then his loved ones have organised several charity events in tribute to him.

It took the ambulance 31 minutes to arrive after Mr Halley-Frame collapsed near Upper Orwell Street. By the time they arrived, he couldn't be revived.

The sun remained shining for yesterday's event, which saw two teams- made up of Mr Halley-Frame's friends- battle it out on the pitch at the St Clement's Social Club in Ipswich.

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The team of his friends from the hospital narrowly beat the other team following a penalty shoot-out.

As well as the football, there was also a barbeque and a raffle, with all proceeds going to Asthma UK.

This was the third match held in memory of the 25-year-old St Clement's hospital worker, yet the first year for a women's seven-a-side game.

Among those playing was Mr Halley-Frame's mother, Diane Halley Frame, and his 24-year-old sister, Julie Day.

Mrs Halley Frame, of King's Way, Ipswich, said: “It has been a brilliant day. We leave the weather up to David so it has turned out nice and we could not have wished for a better crowd.

“David would have loved this. He use to go along with his friends to their weekly football matches and was a West Ham fanatic.”

Are you holding a charity event for someone special in your life? Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN, or e-mail eveningstarletters@eveningstar.co.uk.

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