‘We can never thank everyone enough’ - Miracle Godson’s family

Miracle's parents Godson Anumba and Elizabeth

Miracle's parents Godson Anumba and Elizabeth

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THE family of Miracle Godson who drowned in a local quarry have issued a heartfelt message to everyone who rallied around them after the teenager’s tragic death.

Miracle drowned in a quarry in Appley Bridge earlier this year after enjoying an afternoon in the sun with his pals.

Miracle Godson

Miracle Godson

His loss devastated his parents Godson and Elisabeth Anumba and his sister Makuo.

In a statement issued through their solicitor, the couple who live in Marsh Green said: “We would like to express our sincere thanks to everyone who has supported us since the death of our beloved son and brother Miracle.

“We extend our gratitude to everyone involved in fund-raising to help pay for Miracle’s funeral and enabling us to set up a charity in Miracle’s name in order that his memory may live on.

“Special thanks are given to St Jude’s Rugby Club for arranging the funeral and collating funds raised, and a huge thank you and much love is sent from us to the youths of Wigan who have come together to help in any way possible and for the love they have shown Miracle – God bless you all.”

We would like to express our sincere thanks to everyone who has supported us since the death of our beloved son and brother Miracle

Miracle, a talented rugby player who was a pupil at St John Fisher High School, got into difficulties at East Quarry on April 10. Despite frantic attempts from his friends he disappeared under the water and couldn’t be saved.

Miracle’s parents, who are originally from Nigeria, moved to Wigan in 2011 and by tradition used Mr Anumba’s first name - Godson - as surnames for Miracle and his 16-year-old sister Makuo.