Family and friends of teenage heart attack victim Jordan Burndred raise cash

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The family and friends of a Biddulph teenager who suffered a heart attack while on holiday are holding a day of fundraising activities.

Jordan Burndred, 17, is fighting for his life in a Turkish hospital after suffering a heart attack on September 27.

He had been on holiday in Marmaris at the time and was pulled from a swimming pool.

So far, Jordan’s friends and family have raised more than £7,000 to pay for his treatment.

His uncle Sam Everill and friend John Jones decided to organise a charity football match at Knypersley Sports Club to take place on Sunday, October 4.

A team of over 30s will face a team of under 30s with Jordan’s family, friends and members of Sunday League sides Biddulph Victoria and Leek Town Under 18s set to take part.

The day will now also feature a bouncy castle, face and nail painting, a cake store, a disco, a raffle and several tombolas.

Tribute acts of Ellie Goulding, Britney Spears and Elvis Presley tribute acts will be performing from 4:30pm onwards.

The scale of the donations and support has overwhelmed the family.

Jordan’s step-grandfather Gary Everill said: “I can’t believe what people have done.

“Everyone is donating, it has just gone through the roof.”

An online auction is currently underway which will conclude on Sunday. Prizes include a signed Stoke City shirt.

Sam Everill added: “I think Jordan would be speechless. Words can’t describe it. It’s crazy how everyone has got involved, he would be proud.”

The match is due to kick off this Sunday at 2pm.

People contribute to Jordan’s fund here: https://fundrazr.com/campaigns/d132Cf

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