More than 1,000 people were at the Ryan Chapman Cup football tournament and family fun event on Saturday to celebrate the life of the Worthing father who died in 2013.
His sister, Carrie Howell, said: “It was really busy and we had a few more people than last year. Some people came long distances to join in – we had people from Swindon, Wales and London, including a team of porters from St George’s Hospital.
“This is Ryan’s legacy and it’s always a bitter-sweet day. It’s lovely but very emotional and of course we are exhausted afterwards too.”
The money raised is being kindly donated to Coastal West Sussex Mind because the family want to support our work, not only in providing services for people with mental health issues, but in raising awareness and tackling stigma. - A massive thank you from Coastal West Sussex Mind.
This year Mike Kerr from the band Royal Blood donated some auction prizes including VIP tickets to their concert in Brighton and a signed album. The auction alone raised over £2,000.
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