A special memorial plaque was unveiled on Sunday to help keep the memory of former Mablethorpe man Robbie Timmins alive.
The plaque which reads: “Presnted to Sutton Rover FC in loving memory of Robbie - sadly missed,” alongside two memorial benches, were revealed at the third annual Robbie Timmins memorial football match held at the playing fields in Sutton on Sea, the home of Sutton Rovers FC.
Robbie died aged just 31 in June 2012 and played for Sutton Rovers FC in the under 18s team.
So now every year, players of the same team that Robbie played for are invited back to take part in the match against the Sutton Vets Old Boys team, who this time won 4-2.
The memorial match was a great success and £40 was also raised on the day through a raffle.
The funds from this year’s event will be given to charity Papyrus, which campaigns to prevent young suicide.
Alongside the memorial match, Robbie’s family also organise an array of other events, including car boot sales, cycle rides and running events. They raise funds every year for this cause and to date have collected £2,000 for the charity.
Robbie’s mum Gayle has spent the last year holding car boot sales and has managed to raise £1,000 for the memorial plaque and benches.
The plaque was unveiled by Robbie’s daughter, Aaliyah, 11.
Gayle said: “I would just like to thank everyone who played in the memorial match and turned up on the day, as well as the on-going support from everyone who are helping via giving donations and helping us raise money for the Papyrus charity.
“Hopefully another fundraising event will happen soon.”
Secretary and manager of the under 18s team that Robbie played on, Mark Chamber, added: “A big thank you goes out to Robin Hinman for installing the memorial benches.”
For more information about the Papyrus charity and what fundraising events Robbie’s family are holding, log on to the dedicated page on Facebook, Running for Robbie: www.facebook.com/RunningForRobbie.