Junior footballers raise funds to remember crash victim

Isleham United U13 Reds with Lauren Danks memorial shirt

Isleham United Under 13 Reds have launched the Lauren Danks memorial shirt and raised £600 for the Road Victims Trust. - Credit: Road Victims Trust

A youth football team has raised funds for charity after launching a memorial shirt in memory of a woman killed by a drink driver. 

Isleham United FC’s Under 13 Reds team revealed the shirt in memory of Lauren Danks at their Cambridge & District Colts League fixture with Coton U13s on November 6. 

The club also raised £600 for the Road Victims Trust, which Lauren’s mother Claire is now an ambassador of

Writing on their Facebook page, the Trust said: “Our thanks to Steve Bailey and the boys, girls and parents of all at Isleham U13 Reds.  

“The shirt remembers Lauren Danks who was killed by a drunk driver in 2016.  

“Thank you all for the brilliant support and wonderful tribute!” 

Lauren, of Soham, was driving home from her first evening shift as a senior beauty therapist at Center Parcs, Elveden, when Nelson Curtis crashed into her car on the A11 in Barton Mills. 

Curtis, from Lakenheath, was nearly twice the drink-drive limit and was jailed for seven years in June 2017.