THE family of Miracle Godson, who drowned in a Wigan quarry, have thanked everyone for their support and well wishes.
The 13-year-old’s parents, Godson and Elizabeth Anumba, and their 16-year-old daughter Makuo, have been overwhelmed by the amount of love and help they have received since Miracle died on April 13, particularly from the rugby community,
Miracle was a popular member of St Jude’s ARLFC and hundreds of his team-mates and coaches, as well fellow St John Fisher pupils, turned out to his funeral at Wigan Parish Church on April 23.
St Jude’s secretary Joe Fitzsimmons said: “On behalf of the club and Miracle’s family we would like to thank all the professional, community and amateur clubs throughout the country for their support at this time. There have been some moving moments at the club when the sad news broke, none more so than when 300 lanterns were lit and released to fly up to the sky by many from the game which saw the presence from players of professional clubs.
“Miracle played for our Under-14’s side and was a key member of that squad not only as a player but as a good friend to them and also the coaches of the side. He touched them and many at the club with his enthusiasm and good nature throughout.
“It has been trying times for Miracle’s parent more so and the club and this has been once again a shining example of the rugby league as whole coming together showing their compassion and support. Only in sport and predominantly rugby league can this happen.
“It showed at Miracle’s funeral what a son and friend he was to so many people who knew both through playing rugby league and at school with the fact that the church was full. Although Miracle has passed he will be remembered both by his family and club and our thoughts are with them at this time.”