A weekend of sport proved to be a fitting tribute to tragic Billy Livesley on his 22nd birthday.
Hundreds of people turned out to remember the keen sportsman from Platt Bridge, whose death last weekend sparked a murder investigation.
Two events were held in Billy’s name this weekend to raise money for his funeral and to help support his pregnant girlfriend Leah.
His football team Abram FC played against Hindley Town on Saturday in a fund-raising match at Kingsdown Road playing fields in Abram.
Billy also played for Ince Rose Bridge Rugby Club and it was there that a large event was held on Sunday, on what would have been his birthday.
There was a rugby match and a raffle, before friends and family released a host of balloons into the sky for Billy.
It was an emotional weekend for Billy’s loved ones, but it is hoped hundreds of pounds have been raised in his memory.
Peter Conor, 31, of no fixed address, has been charged with Billy’s murder. He is due to appear at Manchester Crown Court (Crown Square) tomorrow.