Playing fields bench will be a permanent memorial to young footballer Dylan

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.


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