Teams line up in memory of young Dylan

Callum Cecil (Dylan's cousin), Darren Cecil, Rachel McCollum and Daniel Lee at the first match in 2012

Callum Cecil (Dylan's cousin), Darren Cecil, Rachel McCollum and Daniel Lee at the first match in 2012

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An annual football match to raise money for under-privileged children is to be played for a third time.

The Sonics versus Angry Birds match takes place at Kennedy’s Club in Finedon from 2pm on Saturday.

The match was held for the first time in September 2012, a few weeks after youngster Dylan Cecil drowned at Burnham-on-Sea when he was four years old, and the teams are named after Dylan’s favourite video game characters.

Money raised at the event is going towards the Dylan Cecil Memorial Fund, which will help under-privileged children and their families to have a holiday in the Burnham-on-Sea area.

The Sonics will this year be managed by Gary Graham and Ritchie Jeune while Darren Cecil and John Cecil, Dylan’s dad and grandad, will take charge of the Angry Birds.

Football fans worried about missing the World Cup quarter-final on Saturday are assured that the tie is being broadcast inside Kennedy’s Bar from 5pm.

Dylan’s parents, Darren Cecil and Rachel McCollum, said: “The past year has seen us very busy in the setting up of the Dylan Cecil Memorial Fund.

“We have a bank account set up which is at Lloyds Bank, sort code 30-67-47 and account number 49200660.

“This account is administered by the trustees of the fund, headed by Ian Jeffries, a Burnham-on-Sea tourist officer.

“Moving forward we have now applied for charity status and we hope we will soon be able to use the money and officially launch the fund more widely.”