A crowdfunding appeal set up in memory of young footballer Dylan Day, who died from sepsis in January, is getting extremely close to reaching its £25,000 target on the JustGiving website.
Today’s (March 26) figure stands at £23,000 after yet more donations and fundraising efforts.
The 12 year old Moorside High School student, from Cellarhead, contracted the life-threatening condition after falling ill to influenza.
Dylan lost his fight for life in Liverpool’s Alder Hay Children’s Hospital on the evening of January 20.
A memorial appeal fund was set up by well-wishers to comfort Dylan’s grief-stricken parents, Phil and Sarah Day, and his sister Amelia, and eight-year-old brother Zach.
Dylan, pictured in his favourite Manchester United FC top, played for Leek CSOB U14’s and was a member of the Phil Bruce Soccer School based at Pointon Park, Cheddleton.
Team mates from Leek CSOB Vipers under-14s, along with their parents and others, have paid their own personal tribute to Dylan, by taking part in a ‘gymathon’ to raise sufficient money for a bench to be installed in his memory at Birchall playing fields, Leek.
To donate visit https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/dylan-day