Yesterday (Sunday) marked the third anniversary of the death of Jamie Haslett.
Student Jamie, who grew up in Onchan and played football for Laxey, was killed in Sheffield by a police car responding to a call.
The Haslett family chose Victim Support to be the recipient charity for donations in lieu of flowers. Since that time, the family have been involved in fundraising for the charity and have raised more than £10,000 in Jamie’s memory.
Victim Support continues to support the family to this day, through the Independent Police Complaint Commission (IPCC) inquiry following the court case.
The charity’s manager, Paula Gelling, said: ‘Finding out that Victim Support had been chosen to receive donations in memory of Jamie was most humbling and very touching and we have been extremely grateful for all the fundraising efforts of Jamie’s family and friends since then.
‘Jamie was a much loved sporting, fun-loving, musically talented guy, everyone loved to be around.’
Victim Support has launched a ‘Jammin for Jamie’ fundraising wristband to show that Jamie’s memory lives on.
The lime green and black wristbands can be bought from Esquires 88 at 54 Strand Street, Douglas, or Victim Support’s office at 6 Albert Street, Douglas.
In 2011, Victim Support launched a yellow wristband to remember Jamie.