Burnley students bag pack in honour of their brave pal Ethan

Classmates gave up their Sunday to help raise funds for a charity set up in memory of one of their friends.

Monday, 23rd April 2018, 11:32 am
Updated Monday, 23rd April 2018, 11:36 am
Some of the Blessed Trinity students during their charity bag pack

Years 10 and 11 students from Burnley's Blessed Trinity RC College raised £425 at a bag pack at the town's Tesco store.

They rolled up their sleeves to help customers in honour of Ethan Hunt (16) a pupil at their college who died last month after being struck down by the deadly sepsis bug.

The friends wanted to do something to raise awareness of the virus.

While in hospital Ethan was treated with an ECMO machine which stands for extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, a bypass for heart and lungs to oxygenate the blood allowing these organs to rest.

His parents, Andrew and Melanie and his sister Jodie have set up the Ethan Hunt charity to raise money towards buying more of these machines.

The fund will also go towards helping and supporting families.