FRIENDS of a teenager who died while playing football have been collecting funds in his memory in Halifax.
Huw Thatcher, 15, died from an undiagnosed brain aneurysm while playing for Hepworth United under-15s at Brighouse Town Juniors in March.
At the Yorkshire Hockey Regional Finals, held at Park Lane High School, Huw’s friend Will Bowers, 14, collected cash for the charity set up to remember the much-loved teenager – The Huw Thatcher Trust.
Will’s dad Nigel, who was playing in the competition as part of the Halifax third team and helped with the collection, said: “We haven’t counted how much was donated yet but we got a good response.”
The trust supports the Disabilities Trust charity, in particular its Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust division.
So far more than £5,000 has been raised and there are a host of events lined up over the coming months including a concert at the Picturedrome in Holmfirth.
To find out more about the trust and to donate, visit www.huwthatcher trust.org.