Bury Town FC to donate to fund for hit and run victims

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9. Joey Abbs

Pictures Mark Westley ANL-151111-203442009
Newmarket Town Football Club 9. Joey Abbs Pictures Mark Westley ANL-151111-203442009
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Bury Town FC is to donate 10 per cent of its gate fee from next Tuesday’s game to a fund supporting two young sportsmen who were seriously injured in a hit and run incident.

The club will make the donation from its pre-season friendly with Braintree to support footballer Shaun Whiter and former Newmarket Town footballer and current Soham Town Rangers player Joey Abbs.

Sean Whiter with his fiancee Charlotte

Sean Whiter with his fiancee Charlotte

Mr Whiter, 27, has had both his legs amputated below the knee and Mr Abbs, 30, suffered serious crush injuries to his right leg following the incident in Newmarket’s Dullingham Road on Friday at about 10.55pm.

An online JustGiving page has been set up to support them.

Michelle Banfield-Curran, Bury Town FC chief executive, said: “It’s such a tragedy and it’s about pulling together as a football community to show our support.”

Police are hunting for the driver of a Ford Focus, who failed to stop and drove off after ploughing into the pair who were trying to mend a puncture on Mr Abbs’ car.

Call Cambridgeshire Police on 101. To donate, visit https://crowdfunding.justgiving.com