Bury Football Club has paused to remember one of its late heroes a year on from his death.

Midfielder Lenny Johnrose played 194 games for the Shakers, scoring 20 goals for the club in two spells from 1993 to 2003.

He was diagnosed with motor neurone disease (MND) in 2017.

Following his diagnosis, Lenny worked with the MND Association to fundraise and bring more awareness of the condition.

And on Tuesday, the club reflected on his "heroic" efforts on and off the pitch exactly a year after he died aged 52.

A Bury FC spokesperson said: "Today (Tuesday) marks one year since we lost Bury legend, Lenny Johnrose.

"Our thoughts today are with Lens family as we remember his heroic contributions on and off the pitch

"If you can please donate to help the MND Association’s fight against MND."

As well as Bury, he also appeared on the pitch for Burnley FC on more than 80 occasions.

Away from the game, he was a teacher at St Silas CE Primary in Blackburn for a number of years.

Teachers and pupils there were fundraisers for MND research.

In July last year, a host of Bury FC legends played a match against Burnley to raise money both for the Len Johnrose Trust and for restoration efforts at Gigg Lane. 

Len visited clubs including Blackburn Rovers and Accrington Stanley to talk to the players about the disease and potential links with the profession.

Two of his friends set up The Len Johnrose Trust to help him achieve these goals as well as to help support him and his family.

Len was happily married to wife Nadine since 2001 and had three children, daughters Chanel and Elizabeth, and son Patrick.

To visit the charity's donation page go to https://www.mndassociation.org/get-involved/donations.