VIDEO: Pals in rugby fund-raiser to honour Nathan

Hundreds of people packed into Alnwick Rugby Club last night for a fund-raising match in memory of a popular teenager who lost his fight with cancer earlier this year.

The game, in honour of Nathan Moore, who was only 18 when he died in May, was organised by friends and team-mates.

Nathan Moore

Nathan Moore

They were hoping to raise thousands of pounds for the teenage cancer ward at Newcastle’s RVI, where Nathan was treated.

Nathan, of Allerburn Lea, Alnwick, played for the town’s rugby club, with the U15 and Colts teams, as well as Duchess’s Community High School.

He became ill during a tour of South Africa with the school last summer.

A year ago this week, he was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma, a form of bone cancer and died after a courageous eight-month battle.

His dad Nigel said: “We are just so grateful for everything the unit at the RVI did for Nathan and us - they couldn’t have been more professional. They were fantastic.

“I would also like to thank his friends who have organised the match tonight and everyone who has come along - the turnout is amazing.

“I am also grateful to my work, Lynemouth Power Ltd, for holding a collection and raising £200.

A similar event was held last year when Nathan was diagnosed and it raised £2,600. Organisers are hoping to top that this year.