The 6th Annual Josh Fell Memorial Match & Family Fun Day was held yesterday (Sunday) and was a resounding success.
As we wrote previously, Josh Fell was your typical 15 year old boy. He loved football, especially Hull City, and spent most of his free time playing football with his friends after school. Tragedy struck on what was just a regular night to him when he began to feel tired while playing football.
After the tragedy it began a chain reaction which has culminated in, by the end of 2017, 1,600 people having screenings to prevent this horrific event happening to other families, and over £150,000 raised by Josh’s parents, Rich and Donna.
Yesterday’s event alone has raised £8,700, showing an unending support from locals, and those further away, in what is now the event’s 6th year.
Today would have been Josh’s 21st birthday, a time usually spent giving gifts and sharing time with your family and friends. Today though,for Rich and Donna, it was spent remembering the happy times that they shared with Josh and thinking about what could have been.
The good that has come from this terrible event is that it’s more than likely that, of the 1,600 people screened for heart defects by Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) funded in the memory of Josh, at least one life will have been saved, and many more saved in the future.
A collection of photographs taken from the event can be found on our Facebook page, if you managed to attend then please tag yourself in our pictures!
You can donate to the Josh Fell Memorial Fund through their Just Giving page.