Mourners line the streets to pay tribute to fundraising hero, nine, killed by football lightning strike
Mourners line the streets and Liverpool don special shirts to pay tribute to the fundraising hero, nine, killed by lightning during football practice
- Jordan Banks, nine, was killed by lightning while playing football last week
- A parade of cars and bikes was held in his memory along Blackpool’s promenade
- Hundreds of people, many holding Liverpool scarves and banners, attended
A parade of around 100 vehicles traveled the Blackpool promenade today in honor of the tragic Jordan Banks who was killed by lightning while playing football last week.
Hundreds of mourners have come to the event in Lancashire to remember the nine-year-old who died on a football pitch when a thunderstorm suddenly struck without warning last Tuesday.
Several held flags and scarves from Jordan’s favorite side, Liverpool, as cars, vans, trucks and bicycles passed, one bearing the message “Fly High Jordan”.
Another referred to his time with the Clifton Rangers Junior FC team.
The parade was held in memory of nine-year-old Jordan Banks who was killed when struck by lightning
Dozens of people attended the event in his memory, many holding Liverpool scarves aloft
The convoy along Blackpool Promenade included cars, bikes, trucks and a tractor
A supporter said: “The hour-long convoy on Blackpool promenade to celebrate beautiful little Jordan Banks is amazing.
“The fundraising, the flowers, the tributes. The whole town behind the family in such a horrific time speaks volumes.
And another added: “Really sad day today in Blackpool. Convoy of trucks, cars, bikes, police. Everyone is rallying for Jordan Banks who passed away last week.
Previously, the Blackpool Tower was illuminated in red on the Anfield side as a tribute to the schoolboy.
Footballers and MPs were among those who paid tribute to Jordan of Blackpool who was an avid charity fundraiser even at such a young age.
Earlier this year he raised £ 3,000 for mental health by traveling 30 miles in ten days in honor of his uncle.
Last week, Liverpool donned special shirts in his memory ahead of his victory at Old Trafford.
Truck throws balloons in the air for little Jordan Banks, who died aged nine this week
The convoy included this lime green car, as well as trucks, a tractor and several motorcycles
Earlier this weekend, Jordan’s father Matt Banks, who a family friend said was sitting a few feet from his son when the tragedy occurred, revealed Jordan’s organs had saved three children.
He previously said in a post from a friend: ‘I couldn’t have been prouder of him, always putting others [before] himself, such a selfless little person.
“Even now his kindness made it possible for three more children to live, because he always told us that he wanted to be able to help other people if he could, so [he] was a donor and made a donation, which we know to be what he wanted.
Last week Liverpool wore special shirts ahead of their win over Manchester United
Mr Banks explained that Jordan’s main passions were his beloved Liverpool FC, martial arts comedy drama Cobra Kai and fashion, joking that he changed his outfit three times a day.
He added: “Words can’t even explain how heartbroken I am… not only have I lost my baby boy, I lost my boyfriend best friend. We would sit and talk for hours about his future and he would always ask me what I wanted his kids to call me and we both decided on papi …
“So the real message I wanted to get across was that I never took anything for granted and always made sure that we had quality family time and that I did all I could for him. show how much he was loved and how special and beautiful he was.
“So what I ask all who have children cherish every moment, even the moments that seem insignificant right now. moments like this will be taken away from you.