Emma’s legacy lives on

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A basketball player has benefitted from a specialist sports wheelchair as a result of a foundation set up to commemorate AFC Sudbury Ladies’ player Emma Holloway.

The late teenager’s parents, on behalf of The Emma Holloway Foundation, attended the Bury Bombers training night earlier this month to present the equipment to Sudbury-based George Collins.

The 17-year-old has been a member of Bury Bombers since he was eight and can now look forward to training and playing for the national league side’s second team.

The awarding of the chair, specially tailored for his individual needs, came after Collins had to take a year out after an operation to fuse his spine.

The Emma Holloway Foundation was set up in memory of Emma by her family, after she sadly died in a car crash in 2010.

Her dream was to help disabled children participate in the sports she loved.

The foundation is striving to keep this dream alive and would like to help more disabled children in Suffolk.

The foundation has links with the Suffolk FA and Panathlon, and has helped various other 
sporting activities in schools.

n Follow the foundation’s work on Twitter: @EHF19