Family plans Dylan Cecil memorial game

Dylan's parents Darren Cecil and Rachel McCollum with players and officials at October's match

Dylan's parents Darren Cecil and Rachel McCollum with players and officials at October's match

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People are being urged to attend a charity football match to raise cash for a fund set up in memory of Dylan Cecil.

Four-year-old Dylan, from Kettering, was visiting his grandparents when he fell into the water at Burnham-on-Sea in August last year.

The emergency services launched an extensive search, but his body was found by a member of the public four days later.

The first football match held in his memory took place last October. A second event will be held at Kennedy’s Club in Finedon on Saturday, June 22, where the Sonics will take on the Angry Birds – teams made up of Dylan’s family members and friends.

Kick off will be at 3pm but Kennedy’s Bar will be open from midday.

Dylan’s grandad John Cecil said: “Over the last few months the family, in conjunction with Ian Jeffries, the Burnham on Sea Business and Tourism Manager and Rescue Volunteer and The Burnham Bike Knights, have been working to set up a fund in Dylan’s memory which will be used in the future to assist under- privileged children and their families to be able to holiday in the Burnham on sea resort.

“We are also hopeful of placing a permanent memorial of Dylan along the Esplanade. All money raised at the match will go into this fund.”

A raffle will be held at the football match with prizes donated by local businesses.