Memory of Royston’s Paul kept alive with charity football match

PUBLISHED: 15:02 09 August 2016 | UPDATED: 15:11 09 August 2016

Emma, Sarah, Paul and Jessica.

Emma, Sarah, Paul and Jessica.


The wife of a Spurs mad fan from Royston who died last year has spoken of the importance of remembering him with a memorial day this weekend.

The one-year anniversary of Paul Theedam’s death will be commemorated with a charity football match on Sunday.

Paul, who worked in telecommunications, sadly died on August 21 last year at the age of 50 in Adddenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge, a week after trying to end his own life.

Sarah, wife of Paul, said: “He was the funniest man – he was very popular in town at his local The Green Man.

“Apart from us girls – including daughters Emma and Jessica – football and music was his life.

“I don’t get to see his friends very much, and so it will be nice to meet up in his memory. It would be great to raise money for the ward that cared for him, to get in things like more chairs and make it more comfortable.”

The five-a-side football tournament will be held on Sunday, at Eternit Sports and Social Club in Meldreth from 11am.

There will be a DJ, bouncy castle, barbecue, drink at the bar, raffle, face painting for kids and much more.

The event is £20 a player and all funds raised will go to the neurocritical ward at Addenbrooke’s Hospital – the ward that cared for him in his final days.

Search for ‘Pauls Football Memorial Tournament’ on Facebook.


Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Royston Crow visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Royston Crow staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Royston Crow account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

More news stories

Major problems with our hospital trust’s phone lines means patients are struggling to get through, with one patient put on hold for more than two hours.

Yesterday, 16:00

“Don’t ignore hate – report it.” That is the message that pupils from across Hertfordshire heard at an event marking National Hate Crime Awareness Week.

Yesterday, 14:00

Actress Morwenna Banks (among other television roles, the voice of Mummy Pig in Peppa Pig) and BBC Radio Cambridgeshire presenter Jeremy Sallis both added glamour to this year’s fashion show for Addenbrooke’s Hospital’s Breast Cancer Appeal. Morwenna described how cancer had affected members of her family. Jeremy took part in a Men in Black routine. The show, on Thursday, October 18, had models wearing everything from just bra and pants, to evening wear and bridal.

There are plans for an expanded park and ride in Trumpington, but some are not happy about “nuisance” coaches arriving late at night and early in the morning.

Most read stories

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Read the Royston Crow e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Royston Crow weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy