On the 10th March 2004 Adam Dabell tragically and without any warning, collapsed and died whilst playing in a local five-a-side tournament with his friends.
He was 26.
At that time, working on a suggestion made originally by Steve Hill (Sussex School Sports Coordinator) and Simon Bunn, Adam’s peers and friends from schooldays with his extended family and his many good friends, decided that the best memorial to a young man so full of life, would be a living memorial.
Therefore contributions were made that provided for a Memorial Cup and Trophy in Adam’s name which are presented to the winning team from an annual football match between the two schools/Sixth Form Colleges in East Grinstead;
Sackville, which Adam attended, and Imberhorne which many of his friends attended.
Both teams receive commemorative medals, normally presented by our Town Mayor and the event is increasingly heavily supported, particularly by the young people of the Town.
It is a very joyous celebration!
Funds will be raised at the match for CRY – Cardiac Risk in the Young.
CRY was founded in 1995 to raise awareness of conditions that can lead to Sudden Cardiac Death (SCD); Sudden Death Syndrome (SDS, SADS), in the young.