School service for Ben Obiora

A MEMORIAL service to celebrate the life of talented teenager Ben Obiora, who died while playing football in April, will take place next month.

The service will be held at St Thomas More Catholic School in Buxton, where Ben was a year 11 pupil.

It will take place on Monday July 2 at 1.15pm in the school sports hall and everyone is welcome to attend.

Ben, 16, collapsed while playing football for Dove Holes FC Reserves against Blazing Rag in the Hope Valley League on April 21.

He was a talented sportsman and bright student and had played for New Mills Juniors for many years. Ben, who lived in Buxworth, had played for his school, represented his county and even had trials for Liverpool FC and Macclesfield Town.

For more information about the memorial service for Ben, contact the school office on 01298 23167 or email