Ipswich: Richard Day Memorial Football Match Announcement

Published:
7:30 a.m. August 19, 2022



Staff from a local electricity company organized a charity football match in memory of a “valued and respected colleague”.

Richard Day, who worked as a controls engineer at UK Power Networks, died aged 45 after being attacked in Ipswich town center in February 2020.

A teenager was jailed in April 2021 for his manslaughter.

Colleagues pay their respects to Mr Day at Brantham Athletic Football Club at 7.30pm on Friday October 14.

The football match will involve UK Power Networks staff from Colchester and Ipswich.

All funds raised at the event will go to Victim Support in recognition of how the charity helped Mr. Day’s family and friends after his death.

Adam Spurling, a network manager who was a friend and colleague of Richard’s, said: “He loved football and was a loyal supporter of Ipswich Town.

“Richard was a valued and respected colleague to those of us playing and supporting the upcoming charity game.

“He was a close friend of mine and I think this game is a fitting way for us to remember and honor our friend and colleague, while raising money for an important charity that has helped his family. and his friends when needed.

“We look forward to welcoming his family to the game as guests of honour. It will be an emotional evening, but hopefully the positives from the event will reflect Richard’s positive outlook, which could make smile anyone.

Ellen Milazzo, Head of National Homicide Service at Victim Support, said: “We are so grateful to everyone at UK Power Networks who organized this amazing event to raise money for our work supporting victims of crime in across the country.

“A charity football match is a fantastic way to honor Richard’s memory, while raising awareness of the devastating impact of murder and manslaughter on loved ones, friends, colleagues and entire communities.

“The money raised will help us ensure that anyone affected by these horrific crimes receives the support they need to cope and recover.”

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