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Charity football match in memory of teenager

PUBLISHED: 20:16 05 September 2019 | UPDATED: 20:16 05 September 2019

Scenes from the first charity football match in Cromer in memory of teenager Nyall Brown. Picture: ZEKIEL DOWNES

Scenes from the first charity football match in Cromer in memory of teenager Nyall Brown. Picture: ZEKIEL DOWNES

ZEKIEL DOWNES

Friends and family of a teenager who suffered with mental health problems are raising money in a memorial football match.

Scenes from the first charity football match in Cromer in memory of teenager Nyall Brown. Picture: ZEKIEL DOWNESScenes from the first charity football match in Cromer in memory of teenager Nyall Brown. Picture: ZEKIEL DOWNES

Nyall Brown, from Cromer, died on May 22, 2018.

An inquest heard how the "funny" and "mischievous" Mr Brown had struggled with his mental health for a number of months.

A 90-minute memorial football match in aid of the East Anglian Air Ambulance and mental health charity Mind is happening at 1pm on Saturday, September 7, at Cromer's Cabbell Park.

Cromer teenager Nyall Brown.  Photo: Mearl BrownCromer teenager Nyall Brown. Photo: Mearl Brown

It has been organised by Ezekiel Downes, 20, from Lynewood Road in Cromer, who was a friend of Mr Brown.

He said: "Last year we thought it would be lovely to have a match in memory of Nyall because he loved football. We thought we could make it an annual event. It is amazing. It brings everyone together. Hopefully it will be a special day."


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