Ted Vines remembers with a minute of applause at football games across Lincolnshire

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Players, parents and fans remembered 12-year-old footballer Ted Vines watching the minute-long applause at games across Lincolnshire.

Ted, who was playing for the Alford Under-12s, was on his way to a game against HBW United at Branston when he was killed in a two-car crash on the B1190 about a mile from Bardney on Sunday January 16 .

People gathered to remember Ted ahead of youth and adult games over the weekend of January 22.

And a staggering £6,105 had been raised for his memorial fund by 1.30pm on Monday January 24.

Ted’s Alford Under-12 teammates cheered along with their Boston United Community counterparts and Boston gave the club a jersey with Ted’s last name on the back.

Metheringham Football Club presented Alford with a pendant with Ted Vines embroidered on it and the referee for Alford’s senior game against Market Rasen donated his fee to the fund.

Alford Town FC club secretary Rob Wilson said: “We would like to express our deepest gratitude to everyone who has sent messages of condolence through the club to the Vines family at this incredibly difficult time and for all the incredible donations that have been made for Ted’s Memorial Fund via the Just Giving online page.

“Furthermore, the club greatly appreciates the overwhelmingly supportive response from the entire Lincolnshire football community to this tragedy.

“Our hearts go out to Paul, Sarah, Will, Charlie and Stella Vines.”



Ted Vines.

Lincoln City also dropped a shirt with Ted’s name on the bag in the dugout during their game at Plymouth Argyle on Saturday.

The JustGiving appeal says: “Following the devastating loss of 12-year-old Ted Vines, Alford Town Football Club are issuing a memorial appeal.

“The family has indicated that they would like any supporting donations to go to one or more events to be held later in the year to celebrate Ted’s life, and/or any physical memorials that may be planned.

“If you have any questions, please direct them to the football club, in order to respect the privacy of the family at this extremely sad time.”

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