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Memorial - Philip Lamin

The Philip Lamin Documentary

Philip Lamin Memorial Cup Game

On Sunday 23rd June, over 600 staff, students, parents and family members gathered at Erith Stadium for the inaugural Philip Lamin Memorial football match between our Year 11 and Sixth Form football teams. The day was organised by Mrs Tracey Boswell and Mrs Anne Bristow, Philip’s Head and Assistant Head of Year and what a fantastic job they did!

Many of those representing both teams were present the night Philip died so it was an extremely emotional occasion for all concerned. None more so than for Philip’s Mum, Juliette who, despite the loss of her beloved son, has stood strong and resilient throughout the last four months and become an extremely close and respected member of the Bexleyheath Academy family.

After a pulsating match, the score ended up being 3-3. However, yesterday was about much more then football; it was about remembering a well-respected, talented and polite young man, Philip Lamin. It turned out to be a day he would have been proud of and a clear reminder that he will forever live in our hearts and minds.

Before the match there was a presentation of two defibrillators donated by Philip’s mum’s church community and heart charity Arrhythmia Alliance to the academy.

Photos taken by Year 13 Student James Chance

A message from one of our pupils:

RIP Philip Lamin O5-O2-2O13 - RIP Jamie-Leigh Lynch O5-O6-2O13

In the space of 4 months, we have lost two beautiful members of Bexleyheath Academy. Both athletic and both definitely had a whole life ahead of them.

A few months ago, we raised money as a school to create our own memorial sanctuary for Philip and to help his amazing, strong, inspirational mother with the funeral costs. Never again did we think we would have to go through the same grieving process for another one of our BA year 11's again...

Tragically, Jamie-Leigh passed away exactly 4 months after we lost Philip. The picture you see on the right is Jamie-Leigh's tree, filled with tributes, cards, flowers & her favourite drinks & cookies. We will now go through the same process & do everything we can to help the family and friends of Jamie-Leigh get through this difficult time. I'm sure Jamie would have never expected to be in the same heavenly place as Philip 4 months down the line and I'm sure they're both enjoying themselves. I have no idea why God chose them so early, but I have every belief that he knows what he's doing.

Rest In Perfect Peace Angels; the whole of BA misses you immensely <3<3<3<3

Bexleyheath Academy would like to express their sincere thanks to members of our local community who donated raffle prizes for our recent fundraising event. The Raffle was drawn at the Philip Lamin Memorial Match and helped pushed the total funds raised to over £3000.00 The money will be donated to our two chosen charities ‘C.R.Y’ (Cardiac Risk in the Young) and ‘Arrhythmia Alliance’ The support from local businesses and individuals played a key role in our success and we would like to express our appreciation and gratitude to the following companies and individuals.

Flatline Documentary

Dear parent/carer,

Please, if you have the time, have a look at the documentary called ‘Flatline’. It was written and directed by a group of MA students who lost a friend in similar circumstances to how we lost Philip Lamin and please do pay particular attention to the input from Ms Lamin, Philip’s mum, who is without doubt one of the most inspirational people I have ever had the pleasure to meet.

Best wishes,
Mr C A Wakefield