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Football match to remember popular New Addington student

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A FOOTBALL tournament in memory of a young trainee teacher from New Addington who died of cancer is taking place next week.

Craig Muir, of Castle Hill Avenue, died aged 22 in March 2012, just six days after being told his cancer had returned.

The third annual charity football tournament to remember him takes place at Greenacres, in Limpsfield Road, Warlingham, on Saturday, August 16.

Craig was diagnosed with a malignant melanoma in his left eye in February 2010, when he was just 20 and halfway through his final year at the University of Kent in Canterbury, where he was studying maths and statistics.

He had eye surgery in March that year, and returned to complete his degree after being given the all clear, but it tragically returned two years later.

Craig had been given a place at to train to become a maths teacher at Bromley Schools Collegiate in September 2011.

His family and friends have so far raised more than £25,000 in his memory for St Christopher's Hospice, through events such as skydives, marathons and pub crawls.

Next Saturday's event starts at 10am and the tournament kicks off at 11am.

There will also be craft stalls, candy floss, face painting, pony rides, a bouncy castle, tombola, and an auction, with prizes donated by bands Arctic Monkeys and Bombay Bicycle Club, plus Queen guitarist Brian May.

Football match to remember popular New Addington student


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