HUNDREDS of friends of a Romsey man who took his own life are set to come together for a day in his memory.

Father-of-three Robin Abbott passed away in Thailand last October after taking his life.

Now, his 14-year-old daughter Keira has organised a charity day to remember Robin, with hundreds of people set to descend on Romsey Town Football Club later this month.

Keira, who goes to Romsey School, has set up a football-themed memorial day that will see 16 teams filled with Robin's friends play each other, all while raising funds for the charity CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably).

Organisations including St John's Ambulance have offered help for the day, with Mottisfont National Trust and Paultons Park joining other companies in offering prizes and donations to raise even more money.

A fundraising page online has also passed £1,500 for the charity, which is fighting to bring the suicide rate down among men.

Robin went to Romsey Abbey School and Eastleigh College and played football for both Tadburn Boys and Mottisfont FC. The 39-year-old, who worked at energy equipment supplier Green Power Projects, moved to Thailand in 2014 before remarrying and having a son, Jacob, with his wife as well as caring for step-son Sef.

Keira said she wanted to raise as much as possible in his memory.

She said: "I wanted all of his friends to come together for a day that he would have loved. He loved football, friends and his family. He was always kind, happy and loving, always putting others before himself, but sadly couldn't ask for help at the time he needed it most.

"In his memory I would love to raise as much money as we can to a great charity, CALM, which is a campaign against living miserably. Suicide is the single biggest killer of men under 45 in the UK and I want other men to understand that asking for help isn't a sign of weakness, but a show of their strength of character.

"It is those who are left behind that are left broken-hearted."

On May 12, from midday, Robin's friends, who are paying toward the charity to play, will face up in a contest in his memory.

Hampshire Fire and Rescue will also have a fire engine at the ground, as well as a bouncy castle and other stalls, including the raffle.

As well as that, Keira will also perform as part of Romsey Youth Choir from 12.15pm.

Entry is priced at £1 for adults, with children free.

To donate in memory of Robin, visit