Lowestoft woman who set up a tribute fund in memory of her boyfriend, from Ormesby St Margaret, nominated for national award

Oliver Scott-Greenard and Alex Gough.

Oliver Scott-Greenard and Alex Gough. - Credit: Archant

A Lowestoft woman who set up a tribute fund in memory of her boyfriend has been nominated for a national award.

Alex Gough, 22, launched the Oliver Scott-Greenard Sunflower Tribute Fund in December 2011 – weeks after her boyfriend suffered an epileptic seizure and died, aged 19.

Mr Scott-Greenard, from Ormesby St Margaret, died in November 2011 at Easton College – the agricultural college, near Norwich – where he had been a student for a couple of months.

In a bid to keep Ollie’s memory alive, and help others, Miss Gough set up an online website to raise funds for Epilepsy Action – and she has now raised more than £28,000, through organising numerous events including a skydive and music night.

Miss Gough, who is from Lowestoft but is currently in the final year of a business degree at Kingston University in London, has been nominated for the My Champion Award at the Young Epilepsy Champions Awards, and if she makes it through to the final shortlist she will attend an award ceremony at City Hall, London next month.

Alex was nominated by her friend Faye Waddams because of her charity work. They met through a support group on Facebook, and Alex inspired Faye – who suffers epilepsy – to take up running and fundraise.

Miss Gough said it was “quite a shock,” when she was told she had been nominated.

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“It is all very touching,” she said. “I don’t think I have done anything special. Raising the money in Ollie’s memory came naturally, as a way to cope with the grief – to have something to focus on, and to raise money for a good cause. This legacy is for Ollie.”

? To support the fund, visit http://oliver.scott-greenard.muchloved.com/