A charity football match which helps great causes and keeps a boy's "memory alive" is returning next week.

Stephen Platt, 54, has organised the game at Radcliffe FC's Neuven Stadium on Sunday, May 19 at 1pm following the death of his son Lewis six years ago.

Lewis, who went to St Gabriel’s RC High School, died suddenly aged 13 in March 2018 as a result of a blood clot.

Bury Times: St Gabriel's RC High School pupil Lewis PlattSt Gabriel's RC High School pupil Lewis Platt (Image: Stephen Platt)

A team of "NHS key workers" will take on a select 11 from Radcliffe FC captain Nick Adams, who also used to play for Bury, to win the Lewis Memorial Trophy.

Radcliffe joint managers Bernard Morley and Anthony Johnson, who have just led the club to promotion as Northern Premier League champions, are set to take part in the fun-filled match along with a number of footballers.

The match - which was a success last year as well as a previous game in 2018 - will raise funds for Thrombosis UK, along with other charities.

The family-friendly event will also include activities such as a bouncy castle, raffle and face painting, and refreshments will be provided by a burger van.

Stephen, from Radcliffe, said: "We are trying to keep Lewis' memory alive with this event.

"Me and my son were so close. Everywhere we went, we were always together.

"He was football mad and we used to go and watch matches together at different grounds.

"He supported Manchester United and he also had a season ticket at Bury for five years."

Bury Times: Lewis during a tour of Old TraffordLewis during a tour of Old Trafford (Image: Public)

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After the popularity of the match last year, Stephen hopes many will be in attendance again.

He added: "There were around 500 to 600 people there last year and hopefully it will be the same this year."

Tickets for the event will be priced at £3.50 for adults, £2 for pensioners and under 16s, with discounts for families also set to be on offer.

The turnstiles are set to open at 11.30am.

To order tickets contact Stephen on 07753 247535.