Walk in memory of popular teen Daniel

Tribute: Daniel Antcliffe, who died aged 16.

Tribute: Daniel Antcliffe, who died aged 16.

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A SPONSORED walk in memory of a South Yorkshire teenager who died suddenly in his sleep will take place again this year.

Last summer devastated friends and family of 16-year-old Daniel Antcliffe joined forces to walk five miles through his home village of Whiston, Rotherham and raised £2,400 for the charity SADS - Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome.

The money has now been spent on two defibrillators which will be placed in Dinnington School and Whiston Worrygoose School.

Now the group is busy organising another event for SADS in memory of Daniel.

The teenager died when he was staying over at a friend’s house.

This year’s sponsored walk - again around Whiston - takes place on Saturday, August 13, the day after what would have been his 19th birthday.

Daniel was described by family as ‘very popular’.

It also coincides with what would have been the birthday of Michael Whinfrey, who died by tragic coincidence on January 11 this year, the same day as Daniel but two years later.

Mr Whinfrey, 42, of Wickersley, was a friend of Daniel’s uncle Simon Ash

He was killed in a blast at the Sterecycle waste treatment and recycling centre in Templeborough.

The walk, which kicks off from Daniel’s home in Blyth Close at noon, will be followed by a fundraising night at The Prince of Wales pub in Rotherham from 7pm.

n Visit www.justgiving.com/danielantcliffe to make a donation.

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