Charity match for our ‘beautiful son’

Sunday 18th August 2019 9:51 am
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A HASLEMERE family are holding a charity football match in loving memory of their “amazing son” Zak Combe, who died aged 21 in a crash near the Thursley junction of the A3 on June 3 in 2017.

The former Woolmer Hill pupil was scouted for Farnborough Football Academy when he was 16 and spent several years honing his football skills with the academy.

More than 150 players are competing in the seven-a-side tournament for the Zak Combe Cup at the fundraising event in aid of the road safety charity Brake, a cause close to the family’s heart.

This will be the third annual memorial charity match in memory of Zak.

The event at Haslemere Cricket Club in Old Haslemere Road on Sunday, August 25, starts at midday and concludes with a 21-balloon release at 10pm to remember Zak.

Local celebrity chef Guy Woolley is serving up a hog roast and paella feast, Dylan’s Ice Cream will be on site and there will be live music and a raffle with donated prizes.

Zak’s dad Jason said: “It’s a beautiful day to remember and celebrate our amazing son’s life and raise money for a fantastic charity. Anyone is welcome to attend.

“Also on Saturday, August 24, we will be doing a charity donation collection in Haslemere High Street. We will have Brake charity boxes and its mascot zebra, which ironically is called Zak.

“Brake has helped my family after the devastation of the death of our beautiful son Zak aged 21 in a road traffic collision.

“Learning about the help and support Brake offers, together with the number of tragic fatalities every day on our roads, made me realise the important work it does for so many broken grieving families like my own. ”

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