Ugo Ehiogu's wife raises funds to establish charity in his memory

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The wife of the late Ugo Ehiogu, the former Aston Villa, Middlesbrough and England defender who died last Friday at the age of 44, has set up a Just Giving page to establish a charity in his memory

Ehiogu, the Tottenham Hotspur Under-23 coach, suffered a heart attack at Spurs' training centre on Thursday. His death inspired myriad tributes from grieving friends, fans and former team-mates and from all corners of the national and international game. 

The weekend's domestic fixtures were preceded by a minute's applause for him while many who knew and admired him mourned his loss across social media. 

Gemma Ehiogu wrote on the page, she has name '#DoSomethingKind': "Ugo's dream was to set up a charity that gives every child equal opportunity to access and play football. He had already put the wheels in motion. This fund will make his dream become a reality."

By 6.30pm on the launch day more than £11,000 had been donated by more than 160 supporters.

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