Special fund raising day in honour of much loved teen

Relatives are organising a fund raising day in honour of teenager Oliver McIvor, who died tragically in January. He is pictured here with his cousins Heather Hardman, Danielle Ratcliffe and Jenna Hayman.
Relatives are organising a fund raising day in honour of teenager Oliver McIvor, who died tragically in January. He is pictured here with his cousins Heather Hardman, Danielle Ratcliffe and Jenna Hayman.

Relatives and friends of tragic teen Oliver McIvor are organising a charity football match and fund raising fun day in his memory.

Dozen of raffle prizes have already been donated to the event which will be held on Saturday, May 13th, to raise cash for a fund set up by the family of Sabden teenager Oliver (17) who died in in January after collapsing while out running.

Oliver’s cousins, Bobby Carter (17) and 16-year-old Brandon Carter have organised the event and they are hoping to attracts hundreds of people.

There will be a junior football tournament and the main football game when a team from Shuttleworth College in Padiham, Oliver’s former school, will play a team of his pals.

Bobby said: “The raffle prizes that have been donated to us are unbelievable and we are hoping that as many people as possible will come along to give Oliver the best send off he truly deserves.”

Cash prizes, beauty vouchers, cinema tickets, an MOT and dance classes are just a selection of the raffle prizes donated for the day which will be held at Belverdere and Calder Vale Sports Club in Burnley.

The much loved teen, who had just completed his induction and training ready to join the Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment, would have celebrated his 18th birthday this month and as a special tribute family and friends gathered at Lowerhouse Canteen in Burnley to toast him.

The money raised at the event in May will go to a charity chosen by Oliver’s family. The fund was the idea of Oliver’s mum, Tracey Barnett, as a lasting legacy for her son.

For more information about the event or to donate cash or a prize contact Bobby through facebook.