Charity fund-raiser remembers Wigan student

A group of fund-raisers returned to the Wigan sixth form college they went to for an emotional fund-raiser in memory of a student.

Friday, 9th August 2019, 10:10 am
Updated Friday, 9th August 2019, 11:10 am
One of the stalls

Friends of Leo Hatton, who died of bone cancer sarcoma aged just 20, staged a day at Winstanley College to raise money for Sarcoma UK.

Other news: Wigan duo accused of dealing cocaine and heroinThere was a barbecue, raffles, tombolas, cake sales, quizzes and traditional fair games, with some given a tea theme to reflect Leo’s love of a brew.

Leo, who was studying computer science at the University of Nottingham, fought the disease for 16 months.

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The fund-raiser proved to be a success

He and the charity day organisers were also friends with Ellen Higginbottom, who was murdered in a shocking and violent attack in Orrell Water Park.