Memorial football match raises cash for charity.

A memorial football match held for a former Pool Academy student has helped raise cash for charity.

Overwhelming support poured in after students organised the event for Callum Dunmore who passed away suddenly after suffering from a fatal asthma attack.

The keen football player, who was a student at Pool Academy last year, was attending a plumbing course at Cornwall College.

Friends and fellow students wanted to do something in honour of the teenager and took to Facebook asking if anyone was interested in taking part in a memorial football match.

More than 200 people responded and officials at Illogan RBL football ground allowed them to play the game on their pitch.

The game took place at 12pm on November 26 and included friends, students and teachers who knew him well.

Nick Hamblin, from Pool Academy, said: “Callum was a very accomplished and extremely skilful footballer. He represented Pool Academy, Illogan youth sides and also played at the Plymouth Argyle School of Excellence.

“His friends wanted to play a football match in honour of him and without expecting what was to follow, put up a Facebook post seeking interest. Within a very short space of time, in excess of 200 people had offered support or to play.

“The event was a very bitter-sweet occasion as a large crowd of family, friends, staff and students gathered at the memorial match.

“It was very important and moving to see the community come together in this way, in memory of Callum and support of his family.

“A significant amount of money was raised at the game and the proceeds will be shared between Asthma UK and Treliske Care Unit.”

Christiana Richardson