Signed Plymouth Argyle football shirt donated to Pool Academy

Plymouth Argyle First team members have donated a signed football shirt for Pool Academy to display in memory of a former student.

Photograph Caption:  Mark Fuller with the shirt to be displayed at Pool Academy.

Photograph Caption: Mark Fuller with the shirt to be displayed at Pool Academy.

Keen football player Callum Dunmore was a student at Pool Academy last year before starting a plumbing course at Cornwall College.                                                                                        

He passed away suddenly in 2017 after suffering from a fatal asthma attack.

Family, friends and Pool Academy staff held a football match in his memory followed by an auction of various donated items to raise money for the Treliske Care Unit and Asthma UK.

The main attraction of the auction was a Plymouth Argyle signed first team shirt which was eventually sold for more than £700.

Pool Academy staff were outbid so Plymouth Argyle kindly agreed to provide another signed shirt which will be displayed in the school in memory of Callum.

Mark Fuller, who coached Callum at Pool Academy and also at Plymouth Argyle’s Cornwall Centre of Excellence, said: “I would like to say a big thank you to Plymouth Argyle for being so kind to donate the shirt to the school.

“It is going to be displayed proudly in memory of Callum who played at the Centre of Excellence.”

Daniel Greenough, from Plymouth Argyle, said: “It was such sad news to learn of Callum’s passing and the club wanted to help raise as much money as possible to support the day.”

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