Fund-raising events and memorials are to be organised for a teenager who died from cancer last week.
As hundreds of people paid their respects at the funeral of Alnwick lad Nathan Moore, 18, yesterday, events to honour his memory have been arranged.
As reported in the Gazette last week, Nathan died on Monday, May 27 after an eight-month with Ewing’s Sarcoma, a form of bone cancer. He was a fun-loving lad who didn’t let his illness stop him enjoying life.
And his one true love was rugby.
Nathan played for the Alnwick under-15s and Colts and the rugby club is holding a black-tie dinner, on June 15, in aid of the teenage cancer unit at Newcastle’s RVI where he was treated. The club also gave Nathan’s family a rugby ball, Colts’ shirt and a flag to put on his coffin at yesterday’s funeral.
Fraser Burn, one of the Colts’ coaches, said: “Nathan was a very likeable lad, he enjoyed playing for the Colts at Alnwick and being part of the team but I think most of all he liked the banter after the match.
“Although he didn’t play for the Colts this season, he was always at the club whenever he could be and cheered on the lads. He liked to know what was going on and what the craic was.
“He never let the illness get to him. Every time I saw him he was just so full of beans.
“He will be sorely missed.”
The team is considering putting a long-term memorial for Nathan at the club.