Jordan's dream made a reality

There was plenty of fun to be had as a mother and son joined forces to raise hundreds of pounds for charity.

Sunday, 25th August 2019, 10:25 pm
Updated Sunday, 25th August 2019, 11:25 pm
Youngsters enjoying the fun day in Crooke

Liann Wilson and Jordan Aspey, 17, held a fun day at Crooke Hall Inn, in Crooke Village.

They wanted to raise money for Papyrus, a charity working to prevent suicides in young people, after Jordan tried to take his own life last month.

More than 100 people enjoyed a host of attractions, including giant children’s games, tug of war, face painting, a DJ and a barbecue.

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Liann Wilson, Jordan Aspey and stepdad Michael Wilson

They could also meet Wigan Warriors players Craig Mullen and Ethan Havard, who held a raffle for a signed rugby ball, as well as a Minion mascot.

The final sum is still to be calculated, but the pair, who live in Pemberton, believe they have raised just over £500 for the charity.

Jordan is now considering ideas for his next fund-raiser, with a sponsored dog walk among his options, as he tries to make a difference for people with mental health issues.

Liann said: “He couldn’t believe the amount of support from people he didn’t even know, who were willing to come and support the cause.

“It’s given him a massive boost to what he wants to do and he will raise more money now. It’s confirmed to him what he wants to do and given him confidence.”.