Teenager died following an epileptic seizure
Friends and family of tragic Rutherglen teenager Jamie Paterson paid tribute to him with a charity football game at the weekend.
Around 200 people turned out at the Celsius Stadium to raise over £1,100 for Epilepsy Scotland in memory of the 17 year old who died in April.
Friends and family of Jamie Paterson this week remembered him through the sport he so passionately loved.
The Burnhill teenager’s family and friends took to the Celsius Stadium on Sunday to play a football match to celebrate Jamie’s love of life, football and Rangers.
Aged just 17, Jamie passed away on April 19 following an epileptic seizure.
The game, held in the home ground of Rutherglen Glencairn Football Club, was played by members of Jamie’s extended family, his school friends and neighbours.
It was organised by his three close friends Josh Duncan, Kristopher Cochrane and Dean Chapman, with the support of William Scott.
William revealed the event raised £1,100 for charity.
He said: “It was a great day. There were 200-plus people there and it was a fitting tribute to Jamie.
“To see everyone come together on Sunday was great.
“All the money raised is going to Epilepsy Scotland in memory of Jamie as his family has asked.
“Jamie’s father also suffered from epilepsy, so it is really important the charity is funded to continue its research and support families throughout Scotland.”
William thanked the many Rutherglen businesses who donated prizes to a raffle which included vouchers for restaurants, shops and hair salons, as well as Glencairn for use of the football stadium and strips.
An active lad , Jamie was a former player at Rutherglen Boys Club and attended Stonelaw High School up until last year. He was a season ticket holder at Rangers, attending their games every week without fail.
Jamie lost both his parents aged 12 and as the baby of the family was cared for by his five older brothers and sister Mhairi MacVicar.
The football match follows a balloon and lantern release on April 22 which also saw hundreds of Burnhill residents gather to pay their respects to a boy born and bred in the area.
There were 200-plus people there and it was a fitting tribute to Jamie
Support A football match was a fitting tribute to the teeanger who loved the beautiful game
Tragic Jamie Paterson suffered from epilepsy like his father