Charity football match in memory of young dad beats target set for heart charity

Charity football match in memory of Tommo, held at Kings Langley.
Charity football match in memory of Tommo, held at Kings Langley.

A charity football match held in memory of a young father of four who died from a heart-related problem has raised more than the £1,000 target.

The match was played at Kings Langley Football Club on Saturday, May 30 and was organised to raise funds for the British Heart Foundation in memory of Ian Thomson, also known as Tommo.

One of the organisers, Jason Lee - who was Ian’s best man at his wedding in 2003 - said: “Tommo was a great husband, father and family member as well as an excellent lad who left us all with some good memories.

“We have raised £1,100 so far and are looking to grow that so please visit the justgiving link at http://www.justgiving.com/4tommo2015.”

Ian, born and bred in Hemel Hempstead, died aged just 40 – leaving behind his wife Jodie and four children, Ellie, Connie, Lewis and Madison.

Ian grew up in Grovehill, went to Astley Cooper School and was a keen footballer in his younger years, playing for Phoenix and Emerald Vale.

He moved to Leighton Buzzard with his family around nine years ago.