Special fun day in memory of ‘Cheek’

Selling cake were Janet Dove and Jo Wood.
Selling cake were Janet Dove and Jo Wood.

A fun day in memory of tragic Hucknall teenager Joe ‘Cheek’ Cannon was held on Sunday at Rolls Royce Leisure.

The bid to provide a permanent memorial to 16-year-old Joe Cannon – who died two days after he was involved in an accident with a Ford Transit van – reached its target of £2,000

Friends and family members gathered for an event which featured a football match, Tombola, cake stalls, live music, inflatable slides and a bouncy castle.

Organisers on the event’s Facebook page said: “After a great day with a great community I would just like to announce we raised a massive £2,000. There are too many people to thank, but I would like to thank everyone for their support. Without you it would not have been possible.”

Adam Tutin, who manned the Tombola stall with sister Faye, mother Michelle and partner Lauren, said: “Had a great day today. There was a good game of footy to watch as well. Well done lads you’ve done yourselves proud.”

Julie Darrington said: “All the boys were on fire on that pitch today, playing from the heart.”

Hucknall charity Indigo Kids joined in on the day and added £60 to the total. The event was organised by close friends who are raising money for the intensive care unit at Queen’s Medical Centre – and also towards the cost of Joe’s funeral.

A campaign to change the name of the road where Joe died to ‘Cheek Cannon Corner’ has also been launched.