Owls dig deep for tragic Kyle

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Fundraisers for an avid Sheffield Wednesday supporter who died at the age of 18 have raised almost £1,500 in his memory.

Kyle Hancock died while at university in October 2011.

He was found in bed by friends at the University of Creative Arts in Farnham, Surrey, just five weeks into a sports journalism course.

Doctors told his devastated parents Ian and Debbie, who live in Bradwell, that Kyle’s death was caused by to sudden adult death syndrome.

However, despite a post mortem examination, nothing could explain why he died.

Family and friends were at the Owls’ recent game against Watford at Hillsborough to collect money with buckets for charity Cardiac Risk in the Young.

Dad Ian said: “Like others, Kyle had nothing to suggest throughout his life that he needed to be screened for cardiac health. By raising awareness it may save someone’s life and prevent other families having to endure what we have had to go through.”

The day raised £1,400 for CRY, and the family thanked those who donated at the game.

n To donate to the charity, visit www.justgiving.com/Ian-Hancock1