Team in memory of Daniel

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A TEENAGER from Holbeach has put together a roller hockey team to play tomorrow night in memory of his friend Daniel Hornby (pictured), who died of cancer aged 15 in 2009.

A TEENAGER from Holbeach has put together a roller hockey team to play tomorrow night in memory of his friend Daniel Hornby, who died of cancer aged 15 in 2009.

Roller hockey fan Jordan Eagle (15), who met Daniel (aka Chinny) at Holbeach’s George Farmer Technology and Language College, found out about the teenage cancer charity tournament in Peterborough tomorrow on his favourite sport website.

He’s teamed up with nine fellow players, including Mark Bingham from Spalding, and formed Chinny’s Army to compete in the event to raise funds for CLIC Sargent and Teenage Cancer Trust.

Jordan said: “I saw about the tournament and thought of Chinny.

“I was really good mates with him.”

Jordan, who now attends a learning centre in Boston, and his mum Beverley Hubbard, from Wignals Gate, Holbeach, have collected donations to hand over for the charity collection at the tournament and are urging everyone who remembers Daniel to come to the tournament if they can, from 6pm-10pm.

The Roller Hockey Fight Against Teenage Cancer at Bushfields Sports Centre is to say thankyou to the charities who have helped another teenage cancer victim Shannon Corr, a talented roller hockey player from the city still fighting the disease.

Readers voted Daniel the Spalding Guardian’s Child of Courage award in 2009.

His mum Rachel O’Reilly and grandad David collected it after his funeral.

Rachel, who has moved to Essex since his death, will be at the tournament tomorrow.

She said: “I’m touched that a young lad is doing this for Daniel.”