Charity football match in memory of Carl

Carl Parsons
Carl Parsons

A charity football match and family fun afternoon is being held next month in memory of a father-of-two who died in a car crash.

Friends and family of Carl Parsons have organised the event to mark the fourth anniversary of the accident that took the 25-year-old’s life in 2010.

Roofing contractor Carl, from Walsoken, was on his way to work when his van was in collision with a parked car in Berkshire.

He had been engaged to girlfriend Louise Thompson and had two young children, and was a talented top goal-scoring footballer who had played for Emneth Spartans.

Events have been held in his memory in the past, and now a free charity football match and family fun afternoon is being staged in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.

The event will take place at Gorefield Sports Pavilion in Wolf Lane on Saturday, September 6.

Gates open at 4.30pm, with kick-off at 5.45pm, and everyone is welcome.

As well as the football match, there will be a bouncy castle and face painting for the children, plus a licensed bar and music until late.

There will also be a raffle with various prizes from businesses including Worzals Bar and Grill, The Luxe Cinema, Top 2 Toe Hair and Beauty Salon, Carlene’s Cosmetics and many more.

Miss Thompson said: “We are very grateful for all the donations and support so far, but we need all the support we can get.

“We hope as many people as possible join us to help keep his memory alive for his two beautiful children and to raise money for such a great cause.

“Carl was a wonderful young man who was always smiling and would do anything for anyone.

“He was everybody’s friend.”