More than 2,000 to attend fun day in memory of heroic Sheffield soldier

Corporal Liam Riley
Corporal Liam Riley
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More than 2,000 people are expected to attend a charity fun day in memory of a heroic Sheffield soldier killed in Afghanistan.

The event, to take place at the Beighton Welfare Recreation Ground this Saturday, is being held in memory of Corporal Liam Riley, who was killed by a roadside bomb in February 2010 while trying to save a colleague.

Marie Gregg, Liam’s aunt, said about 2,000 tickets have been sold so far, with up to 3,000 people expected to attend on the day.

The day will feature live music, a football tournament and food stalls, as well as a special appearance by Sheffield’s world champion boxer Kell Brook at 2pm.

The annual fundraiser for Help for Heroes takes place each year on the Saturday closest to Cpl Riley’s birthday. He would have been 27 this year.

Fundraising efforts by family and friends have helped raise more than £75,000 for Help for Heroes so far and they hope to eventually reach £100,000.

The event costs £2 for adults to attend and is free for under-12s.