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Tributes paid to tragic teen with football day

Thanks: Duke Street Primary School pupils hand over their cheque to Sarah Tinsley, from the Royal British Legion

Thanks: Duke Street Primary School pupils hand over their cheque to Sarah Tinsley, from the Royal British Legion

A tragic teenager was remembered on his 18th birthday with fun activities raising money for charity.

Runshaw College student Daniel Nicholls, 16, died in December 2012 after collapsing at his home on The Spinney, Chorley.

His parents, Lorraine and Eric Nicholls, decided to support the Royal British Legion on his birthday, as it helped them after Daniel’s death.

A football challenge was held at Duke Street Primary School, where Lorraine has been secretary for 22 years and Danny was an ex-pupil.

Pupils designed a poster to promote the event and the winning poster was displayed.

Football skills challenges were held for the children, with staff getting involved too.

The event raised £1,315.45 for the Royal British Legion.

A further £530.15 was raised by Witton Netball League, when Lorraine asked her netball colleagues to wear silly socks for their match on Daniel’s birthday.

Afterwards, an awards assembly was held at the school and a cheque was presented to the Royal British Legion.

Lorraine said: “Me and 
my husband wanted to raise money for the Royal British Legion to say thank you for the financial support they gave us following the sudden and tragic loss of our only son, aged just 16.

“We are overwhelmed by the generosity and continued support of so many people.

“Danny was a lovely thoughtful, funny, caring young man who is greatly missed by so many. We simply cannot thank you all enough”.

The children from Duke Street Primary School then gathered to hand over a chqueue to the Royal British Legion.

 

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