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Memorial fund tops £4,500

PUBLISHED: 10:37 12 September 2002 | UPDATED: 12:37 03 March 2010

A FUND created in memory of a young sportsman who died as the result of a freak cricketing accident has topped the £4,500 mark and further moneyraising events are planned.

A FUND created in memory of a young sportsman who died as the result of a freak cricketing accident has topped the £4,500 mark and further moneyraising events are planned.

The fund has been set up in memory of Philip Govier, 17, from Hoxne, near Eye, who died in May from injuries in a collision with a team-mate of Diss Cricket Club as they both tried to make a catch.

Philip's father Stephen said donations were still being received in aid of the East Anglian Air Ambulance, Sport Aid in East Anglia and the neuro-critical unit at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge.

"We will soon be handing over an initial £1,000 to each of the organisations," said Mr Govier.

The money going to Sport Aid will finance an annual award to an outstanding sportsman or sportswoman in either Suffolk or Norfolk.

Four teenage bands have volunteered to take part in a concert being held in Hoxne Village Hall on Saturday.

An auction of promises is also being planned jointly by Hartismere High School, where Philip was a sixth-form pupil, Diss Cricket Club and Hoxne Football Club.

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