Louth lad killed in motorbike crash honoured by annual charity game

Pictured at the cheque presentation in Louth for the annual Paz charity football match are Scot Hargreaves, Jackie Hinkins, Tony Parrish, Ethan Van-Der-Vord, Ryan Cole, Sarah-Jane Parrish, Ria Van-Der-Vord and Craig Parrish .
Pictured at the cheque presentation in Louth for the annual Paz charity football match are Scot Hargreaves, Jackie Hinkins, Tony Parrish, Ethan Van-Der-Vord, Ryan Cole, Sarah-Jane Parrish, Ria Van-Der-Vord and Craig Parrish .

OVER £3,500 has been raised for the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance in memory of a much loved local lad.

Liam Parrish of Louth died aged just 23 when he was involved in a motorbike crash in June 2008 whilst on a trip to watch the Isle of Man TT racing.

Ever since his family and friends have got together to hold the annual ‘Paz’ football match in honour of the former Cordeaux student, raising money for a cause which is close to his family’s heart.

The game was held at Legbourne in June, where Paz Lucky Sevens ran out 11-4 winners against Team Paz with Steve Goy scooping the man of the match award.

Both sides were made up of members of Liam’s family and his friends.

Despite the weather a good turnout of people took to the sidelines to watch the action.

The match was then followed by a tug of war contest where Team Paz got their revenge after their defeat in the football.

And after the game raised over £700, and further cash was raised from a charity skydive and scooter ride to Santa Pod race circuit in Northamptonshire, a cheque worth a massive £3,500 was handed over to the air ambulance at the weekend.

It takes the monies they have raised for the air ambulance since Liam’s death to over £7,000.

Liam’s brother Craig Parrish said: “Apart from the weather which let us down again, it was another brilliant day.

“The match is a great way of bringing Liam’s friends and family together each year and remembering him, I think he’d be very proud as he loved his football.

“Liam needed an air ambulance when he crashed, they were there so quickly and do a brilliant job. It’s a great cause and we’re happy to support it each year.”

Readers can follow the group and find out about future events by logging onto Facebook and finding the Paz Charity Match page.