VIDEO: Sheffield’s Kell Brook shows his support at soldier’s memorial event

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Sheffield boxer Kell Brook was among thousands of people who turned out to celebrate the life of a hero soldier at a special event.

Kell was guest of honour at the fun day on Beighton Welfare Recreational Ground on Saturday, which was held in memory of Cpl Liam Riley.

Liam, who was a friend of Prince Harry, was killed aged 21 by a roadside bomb in February 2010 while trying to save a comrade.

His aunt, Marie Gregg, said the annual fun day in aid of Help for Heroes was a great way of keeping Liam’s memory alive.

She said: “It was worth all the stress of the organising. It’s Liam’s birthday on July 7 so we put some of his favourite songs on at the end of the night and had a teary moment.

“Kell Brook is a top bloke. He was just lovely and had his photo taken with people and they were chucking money in the bucket. I think he drew a lot of people to the event and we want to thank him for coming.”

Kell Brook with Theo Ardon age 4

Kell Brook with Theo Ardon age 4

Corporal Liam Riley with Prince Harry

Corporal Liam Riley with Prince Harry

L-R Toni Antcliffe Emily Wilson William Brody age 7, Sam Whitmill age 8

L-R Toni Antcliffe Emily Wilson William Brody age 7, Sam Whitmill age 8

RileyJack Davison named after Liam Riley age 4 Harloe Jacob Davison age 2

RileyJack Davison named after Liam Riley age 4 Harloe Jacob Davison age 2