A party, which was held to thank those who have supported a family through the loss of a son and brother, has raised more than £700 for charity.
Nathan Thomas Moore, 18, died on May 27, after an eight-month battle with Ewing’s Sarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer.
His death rocked the community in Alnwick and his family.
Nathan was a much-loved son, brother and friend and his parents and siblings were inundated with support after he died.
Friends went on to take part in charity events in his memory and now a special page has been set up to continue the fund-raising.
Nathan was an avid rugby player and at the beginning of November, a party was held at Alnwick’s Rugby Club to say thank-you to everyone who has helped out and to launch the website which will be used to donate in his memory.
His dad Nigel said: “I would like to say a huge thank-you to all the young people that came along and to the rugby club for letting us hold the event.
“I would also like to thank Lynemouth Power Limited, Alnwick Golf Club, Sportsworld, Turnbull’s of Alnwick, Longhirst Hall and others that helped us out.
“We raised just over £710 and £305 of that was on the raffle.
“Everyone really dug deep into their pockets and with the majority being young people, we are really grateful.”
The money will go to the Bone Cancer Research Trust and the Teenage Cancer Trust, which funds the Teenage Cancer Unit at Newcastle RVI where Nathan was treated during his illness.
At the latest count, £14,612 has been raised in Nathan’s memory which includes donations made to the new website and previous events in which his friends have taken part.
Anyone who wants to donate can do so at www.justgiving. com/natmo
l An Alternative Christmas Ball is being held at Newton Hall to raise money for the Children’s Cancer Fund at the Great North Children’s Hospital.
It takes place on Friday, January 31, with a four-course meal and entertainment, live music and a charity auction.
Tickets for the black-tie event are £55 per person.
To purchase, call 01665 576 239 or email firstname.lastname@example.org