A MILLION pound fundraising drive has been launched to build a state-of-the-art pitch in memory of a popular teen who died suddenly of a brain haemorrhage.
Football-mad Nick Walsh – an Ashlyns student – was fundraising for the school when he died at the age of just 17 in 2007.
Now the Chesham Road school has launched a 1.3million fundraising campaign to build a full-size, high-quality, floodlit pitch and changing block.
The all-weather pitch is to be named after the pupil from Cowper Road,
Berkhamsted, whose death shook the town.
Ten years ago the school failed to raise funds for a sports hall and astroturf, but has now relaunching its plans.
The scheme, The BerkoAstro Project, is a joint venture between Ashlyns and Raiders Football Club.
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