Charity auction for Kyle’s Memorial Fund

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A charity auction in memory of Sheffield Wednesday supporter Kyle Hancock, who died in his sleep at the age of 18, will take place in Sheffield next week.

The auction of football memorabilia will be held at the Sheaf Island JD Wetherspoon’s pub in Ecclesall Road at 8pm on Wednesday.

It is to raise funds and awareness of Sudden Adult Death Syndrome.

Kyle was found in bed by friends at his hall of residence in Surrey, where he was just five weeks into a course studying sports journalism at The University of Creative Arts in Farnham.

Doctors told his devastated parents Ian and Debbie, who live in Bradwell, that Kyle’s death was attributed to Sudden Adult Death Syndrome.

But nothing could explain the reason why he died, despite a post mortem examination.

The auction includes signed Wednesday and United shirts as well as match tickets for Wednesday, Rotherham and Chesterfield.

Ian said: “We hope as many people as possible will get behind our efforts to raise funds for the Kyle Hancock Memorial Fund for Cardiac Risk In the Young.”