Family and friends hold competition in memory of Chigwell footballer

PUBLISHED: 12:09 21 June 2017 | UPDATED: 12:09 21 June 2017

All the teams that competed at the Curtis Payne Cup.

All the teams that competed at the Curtis Payne Cup.


The family and friends of an avid amateur footballer who was killed in a car crash last year held a special football tournament to raise money in his memory.

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Curtis ‘Chippy’ Payne, 23, of Limes Avenue, Chigwell, died in a collision near Cambridge in November last year and his family decided to organise the Curtis Payne Cup to help fund a memorial in his name as well as to raise money for Brake - the road safety charity.

Ten teams made up of former Bealonians FC team mates, school friends and family members took part in the competition at the Jack Carter Pavillion, in Fencepiece Road, Fairlop, on Saturday and managed to raise more than £2,000 in the process.

Curtis’s sister Cara was delighted with the turn out on the day and thanked everyone who participated.

“It made us feel really supported and comforted in the knowledge he had that many friends to support us,” said Cara.

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