THE teammates of Miracle Godson arranged their own memorial match to celebrate his talents on the rugby pitch.
Members of St Jude’s Girls took on the St Jude’s Boys at their ground in Keats Avenue, as a fitting tribute to 13-year-old Miracle, who played in the under 14s team.
All money raised from the game will go towards helping his family pay for his funeral.
And players and fans held a one minute’s silence at the Wigan Warriors v Warrington Wolves match on Thursday night, a silence which was impeccably observed by both sets of fans.
Miracle, a St John Fisher High School pupil, who lived with his family in Marsh Green, drowned at East Quarry, in Appley Bridge, on Friday April 10.
There have been several other fund-raising ideas to support the Godson family, including selling ribbons with St Jude’s colours and wristbands with Miracle’s name on.
For more information visit the memorial tribute group: RIP Miracle Godson on Facebook. A spokesman for the group said: “So many people are getting involved and trying to get even more money raised for Miracle’s funeral. Thanks so much to each and everyone of you.”
St Jude’s head coach Dave Myerscough said: “I know Miracle’s family will struggle to fund the funeral.
“So I am reaching out to our rugby league family as we need your support.”
To help Miracle’s family donate via www.crowdfunder.co.uk/miracle-godson-tribute-fund-2/widget/