Thousands raised in memory of talented footballer Tom

By Sam Cooper | 13/07/2017

Thousands raised in memory of talented footballer Tom
A large crowd enjoyed a day of music and fun in the sun at the Brush and Easel on Saturday at TomFest . 171182-8

HUNDREDS of relatives and friends helped raise £4,840 in memory of talented teenage footballer Tom Bothamley — a year on from his sudden death aged just 13.

Tom’s mum Keira Hayden held TomFest — a full day of music and entertainment — at the Brush and Easel pub in Flanderwell on Saturday.

Teenage singers Alfie Sheard (15) and Raigan Worsley (16) were among the acts who kept the crowds entertained.

Tom, who played for Wickersley Youth Junior Football Club, died suddenly of a rare heart condition at his home on July 8, 2016.

The money raised will go towards the Thomas Bothamley Defibrillator Fund — which Keira set up in Tom’s memory.

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