FRIENDS of a young man who died suddenly in Malvern earlier this month are holding a music night in his memory.

James Gough, who organises drum and bass night, King Kong, at the Pro-ject Warehouse in Sheriff Street, Worcester, is hosting a special event on July 11 in memory of 23-year-old Malvern man, Jack Stephens.

Jack, a policy and PR executive with Hereford and Worcester Chamber of Commerce, collapsed when getting out of his car at Malvern Retail Park and died, despite the best efforts to save him of several passers-by and paramedics.

Early findings of a post mortem examination are that Jack had a deep vein thrombosis which broke off and moved to his lungs, causing a pulmonary embolism, when the clot stops blood flow.

James, who has organised several events with Pro-ject Warehouse, said: "I went to school with Jack but he was a couple of years above me and I knew a few of his friends. A friend of Jack's rang me on Sunday and asked whether I could set up a night in memory of Jack and if it could be to do with the charity his family have set up.

"I have managed to get the Pro-ject Warehouse on Saturday, July 11. The genre is drum and bass and house, and all of the DJs are local or friends of Jack.

"All of the ticket money will go to the Jack Stephens 'You Can Do It' charity. I feel that it will be a great thing to do in memory of him because of the kind of outgoing, popular guy he was and will hopefully be a great way to raise money. From what I knew of Jack, he was very popular, got on with everyone and as well as working extremely hard throughout his education he also had a great social life and liked to party, so that's another reason why we dedicated this night for him."

The Jack Stephens fund will help people who might otherwise not be able to study for a degree.

Tickets to the event cost £5 and doors open at 9am. The event finishes at 4am.

For more information search for King Kong Events on Facebook.