Memorial game to score cash

Nathan Moore
Nathan Moore

A fund-raising rugby match is being held in memory of a teenager who lost his fight with cancer earlier this year.

The game, in honour of Nathan Moore, is being staged at Alnwick Rugby Club tonight.

Aged 18, the fun-loving lad died in May, just eight months after being diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma, a form of bone cancer.

Nathan, of Allerburn Lea, Alnwick, played for the town’s rugby club, with the U15s and the Colts’ team.

He also represented the Duchess’s Community High School. He became ill after a tour of South Africa with the side in the summer of last year.

Tonight’s fixture is being contested between teams of his friends and is in aid of the teenage cancer ward at Newcastle’s RVI.

It starts at 7pm and entry is £2. All ages welcome. Barbecue packs available for £5.

A similar event was held last year and raised £2,600. Organisers are keen to collect even more this time round.