Jacob playing football

2022 Memorial Football Match

Jacob loved football, it was a real passion from an early age and not only did he watch it and play for Little Paxton, Priory, Eynesbury and St Neots but he also refereed for games.

Jacob’s amazing friends organised a memorial football match so they could all get together to play a game in memory of Jacob and raise funds for the Road Victims Trust.

Little did they realise when they started planning it that it would snowball into a huge event.

On 7th May 2022 we saw approx 800 people gather at St Neots Town Football Club to watch and play in the game. We had Jacob’s friends from the various different teams he was part of playing and even a few of his teachers. It was great to see them all playing together.

You can view the gallery here.

Even more amazing was that we managed to raise £8123.79 for the Road Victims Trust through entrance charges, raffles, cake sales and generous donations. The people and businesses of St Neots and surrounding villages came together to celebrate Jacob’s life and raise money for the Road Victims Trust who have been there for so many of us since Jacob died.

You can still make donations via JustGiving at https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/JacobCrawshaw

We would like to thank all of you who donated raffle prizes, baked cakes, purchased raffle tickets, donated via Just Giving and turned up on the day to watch or play. The money raised will go to make a huge difference in peoples lives.

Special thanks have to go to Harri, Gav, Jo, Sara, Ashlee and of course Louise and all the staff at St Neots Town Football Club – yes I know there were so many more people helping out and even though you might not be mentioned by name we do appreciate all the work you put in. We would also like to thank Phil and Peter for the amazing photographs you took on the day which can be viewed in the gallery.