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More than £10,000 raised in memory of Keith teenager

By Alistair Whitfield

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A fundraising effort begun by a friend of Stuart Begg has raised more than £10,000 to try help the teenager's family.


Stuart, who was 18, died following a car crash a week last Monday on the outskirts of Keith.

The appeal's original target of £4000 has been far overtaken as generous donations continue to come in from across Moray and elsewhere.

Writing on the JustGiving website, the friend explains that he began the appeal to help Stuart's family cover funeral costs and expenses.

Any money left over will be donated to encourage youth football in the area.

The friend adds: "Stuart was such a well-known lad who had a passion for football and refereeing.

"In his spare time Stuart devoted most of his time helping coach kids and helping clubs as much as he could.

"Stuart was just starting out in life and had so much to look forward to.

"No family should have to bury their 18-year-old son, let alone thinking about having to pay for it.

"Any donation would help greatly.

"RIP Stuart, you will be missed."

Stuart was a former Keith Grammar pupil.

Known affectionately to pals as "Beggy" or "Sbegg", he played as a defender for Macduff AFC.

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