Jordan's dream made a reality

Youngsters enjoying the fun day in Crooke
Youngsters enjoying the fun day in Crooke

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

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

Liann Wilson, Jordan Aspey and stepdad Michael Wilson

Liann Wilson, Jordan Aspey and stepdad Michael Wilson

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.

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.”.