David Moss, 16, from Knypersley in Staffordshire, had a seizure and drowned at Moreton Fishery in the same county.
Fit David was a keen footballer and strong swimmer and was a member of the Carp Crusaders angling page on Facebook.
The Crusaders are putting together the money for his family to decide which charity or memorial to give it to.
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