A fitting tribute to Ahmar
Event raised cash in memory of teenager
The teammates of a keen young cricketer who died from a rare brain condition gathered to remember their friend.
Tragic 13-yearold Ahmar Javed suffered a bleed on the brain at karate practice and passed away 10 days later.
The Castlehead High pupil was struck down by Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) which affects just one in 100,000 and led to a major clot on his brain.
Now his friends at Ferguslie Cricket Club have taken to the field to raise £434 for the charity set up by his parents Sameena and Javed, Another Star in the Sky.
Bosses at the club organised a festival of cricket, with coaches and parents taking on the young players making up four different teams in a round robin competition.
And there was plenty of grub on hand to keep all the players full of energy as parents brought along pots of curry, which also helped raise the fundraising total.
Ahmar ’ s mum Sameena described her boy as a ‘ loving and caring boy’ last week, and his friends turned out in strong numbers to remember him at Miekleriggs on Saturday.
Sam Scott, junior convenor of Ferguslie Cricket Club, praised the turnout on the day and says it shows how well thought of Ahmar was amongst his friends.
He said: “It was really well attended and we got lucky with the weather.
“It was a really good turnout from all the kids and parents.
“The large turnout was a measure of the respect Ahmar was held in by every young player at the club.
“I think just about every player was there, which was really great.
“We had four teams of players on the day, so I was pleased with how many came along.
“Members who turned up to the club and might not have known the event was on stuck around too.”
If you wish to donate to the cause visit, www. justgiving. com/ fundraising/ anotherstarintheskyofficial
Sadly missed Popular Ahmar loved playing at the cricket club