A fit­ting trib­ute to Ah­mar

Event raised cash in mem­ory of teenager

Paisley Daily Express - - Front Page - David Camp­bell

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

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