Village's fitting tribute to Louis

Louis's brother Isaac Anders (left) and Oliver Spencer, from his school Merchant Taylors, watched by other class mates and football pals, at the tree planting ceremony
Louis's brother Isaac Anders (left) and Oliver Spencer, from his school Merchant Taylors, watched by other class mates and football pals, at the tree planting ceremony

The organiser of Parbold’s now annual Sunshine Sunday has proclaimed this year’s event a triumph.

Ged Aindow was reflecting on an expanded format for this the second such event which included the introduction of football tournaments for various age groups in memory of local schoolboy Louis Simpson, who died in a barn fire earlier this year.

His brother Isaac and sisters Sophia and India planted a tree in Louis’s memory.

The day also featured a host of local music talent, a children’s entertainer, pop-up bouncy castle world, food and drink.

Mr Aindow said: "Sunshine Sunday was conceived to keep the momentum of Saturday’s Parbold Show going for the whole weekend.

"This time we brought in a football tournament, both in tribute to Louis and also because we were keen to bring football back to Parbold because the playing fields seem to have been much under-used in recent years.

"It was great to see so many people playing and enjoying themselves and I am sure that this can go from strength to strength and the whole weekend become one big community fixture."

Former Liverpool FC star Jamie Carragher, a friend of Louis’s family, had been due to pop into the show but was unable to make it in the end but he did drop in on their home instead.