Orphans to wear kit in memory of Liam

Donna Munn
Donna Munn

FOOTBALL kit donated by the family and friends of a Nuthall teenager killed in an attack outside a Nottingham nightclub will be worn by Jamaican orphans at a tournament staged in his memory.

Liam Munn died after he was punched outside the former Halo nightclub in Goldsmith Street on January 18, 2009.

The 19-year-old, of Kenton Avenue, played for Unity FC and was friends with Nottingham Forest star Wes Morgan and other players.

His family are organising a dance night in his memory at the Pitch Sports Diner at the City Ground on Saturday, December 10.

They are asking those who attend to donate football boots and other kit they will then give to Jamaican orphanages during a visit to the Caribbean island after Christmas.

Liam’s mum Donna Munn said: “Liam loved football and his dad Karl is from the Clarendon area of Jamaica.

“When I’ve been to Jamaica before, many of the children play football barefoot on a dirt pitch or the beach.

“Some cram their feet into any sized boots.

“As well as the football kit, we are hoping to donate some footballs.

“We are also going to give them pictures of Liam playing football which they can put in the orphanages.

“I can’t wait to see the children’s faces.”

Donna said she, Karl and other family members would stay in Jamaica to watch the football tournament staged by the orphanages who receive the kit.

She added: “If it goes really well I’d like to go every year and open a football foundation in Liam’s memory.”

Donna said her family were hoping to sell all 600 £15 dance night tickets, with several current and ex-Forest stars, including former captain Kelvin Wilson, among those set to attend.

Any proceeds left over after meeting the cost of staging the event will go towards buying more football kit for Jamaican orphanages.

To buy tickets for the Liam Munn memorial dance contact Donna on 07976 935 127 or Tyrone Burton on Facebook.

Simeon Ferguson, 19, from Nottingham, was jailed for three years in October 2009 after pleading guilty to manslaughter.