King Cross Park RLFC Under 7's fundraiser in memory of Sam Mayes

PICTURE SPECIAL: Fun and games at Halifax junior rugby day in memory of young player's dad

Thousands of pounds have been raised for two charities at a fun day organised by a little Halifax boy in memory if his dad.

By sarah fitton
Tuesday, 3rd May 2022, 2:45 pm
Updated Tuesday, 3rd May 2022, 2:47 pm

The King Cross Park RLFC Under 7's fundraiser on Sunday was the idea of George Mayes, of Ovenden, in tribute to his father, Sam Mayes.

Sam, 31, had Type 1 Diabetes and died suddenly on Christmas Eve last year after battling alcohol addiction.

To mark his first birthday without his father, George - who turned seven on Sunday - came up with the idea of a fun day at his team's ground off Hopwood Lane.

The event included a host of stalls and games, as well as a game against Dudley Hill - the team Sam used to play for.

It raised more than £2,500, which will go to charities Andy's Man Club and Taking Action on Addiction.

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