By Celine Low @celinejnlshf
This week marks the death anniversary of Jasmyn Chan, a teenager who was killed while saving her friend’s life in a hit-and-run accident two years ago.
More than 250 people helped to raise £1,100 last Saturday at a charity football match held at Sheffield Works Department Sports and Social Club.
Celebrities including Paul Manners from Britain’s Got Talent played for the All Star team and were up against Jazz FC.
The memorial match was organised by a group of Jasmyn’s friends who founded Jazzytastic Charity Fundraising Team shortly after her death.
One of the organisers Lewis Pask, 18, said: “The money raised will be donated to Little Princess Trust which provides real hair wigs for kids who have lost their hair to cancer.”
Jasmyn had cut her hair and donated it to Little Princess Trust before she died.
Known fondly as ‘Jazzy’, Jasmyn was 14 when she died after being hit by Naseeb Ellahi who was driving at twice the speed limit in Normanton Hill, Sheffield.
Ellahi, aged 34 at the time of sentencing, was subsequently jailed for seven and a half years.
Before leading a minute of silence, the Lord Mayor of Sheffield, Councillor Talib Hussain said: “This charity football match will help raise much needed funds for very worthy causes such as Little Princess Trust which I know Jazzy was a supporter of. Let us take this day to celebrate what a wonderful girl Jazzy was.”
Co-organiser Jordan Cook, 17, said that the charity football match was “in memory of Jasmyn.”
One of Jasmyn’s friends took to Twitter to write:
This day two years ago we lost Jazzy Monday 9th is gonna be so hard when it's been two years ??
— • 18 • (@afirauhl) May 6, 2016