His friends and family were devastated when Aberdeen teenager Tom Smith took his own life last year.
But now they have organised a charity football event next weekend to raise funds for mental health.
The initiative has already received backing from local companies and Mr Smith’s friends have rallied round to remember the Aberdeen Grammar pupil, who died last October.
Cameron Spence and Nicole Yeoman, 20, have been involved in the preparations for the fundraiser and explained why they were so determined to make it a success.
Mr Spence said: “Tom was a top lad and everyone at school was very close to him.
“People have countless memories of him and that’s why there was such an impact when he died.
“He had, unfortunately, become very ill in his final year and it was tragic that he decided to take his own life.
“A year on, we thought it would be a great way to honour Tom by holding a charity football match with all the proceeds going to Mental Health Aberdeen.
“The game will be played between a Grammar squad and the Rest of Aberdeen.
“Hopefully, we aren’t too rusty and we can put on a decent showing at the 4.15 kick-off on Sunday, October 20, at Spain Park.”
Admission will be £5 and there will also be a raffle, among other fundraisers for Mental Health Aberdeen.
The charity was chosen because of the work it undertakes around the city and it was one Tom’s family felt particularly deserved the funds.
“Opting for local charity seemed more fitting than a nationwide charity,” Mr Spence added.
“Plenty of companies have helped out with raffle prizes and financial donations, so we are very grateful.”
Another charity game has been organised in memory of Liam Smith, the 16-year-old Westhill Academy pupil whose body was discovered four months after he went missing last November.
Two teams, comprised of friends he made at Elrick Primary School and Westhill Academy, will take part in the match at Westdyke Leisure Centre in Westhill on November 17, with proceeds once again going to MHA.
A JustGiving Page has also been created by Kyle Leiper and has already raised more than £1,300 in the space of a few days.
MHA said: “Close friends of Liam have organised this match and we are truly humbled they have chosen to help Mental Health Aberdeen.
“Football played a huge part in Liam’s life, so his friends decided a charity game would be a very fitting way to remember him, while also offering an opportunity to raise awareness of mental health.”
The JustGiving page can be found at www.justgiving.com/fundraising/liamsmith-charityfootballmatch.