News & Star, 7th September 2019
Twenty year old Liam Dodd of Thurstonfield collapsed suddenly while he was getting ready for bed. He was taken to hospital and put in an induced coma but passed away in the Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle on July 4th.
“We’d been to see Toy Story 4 and were getting ready for bed when he just collapsed on the floor,” said his girlfriend, Sarah. “Liam’s energy was infectious. He amazed me every day, he was perfect. He was kind-hearted, well mannered, enthusiastic and funny. Liam treated me like a princess, he did everything for me and all he wanted to do was protect me, which he achieved every day.”
Well loved in his community, a Charity Night will be held in the Great Orton Village Hall starting 7:30pm on Saturday, 5th of October in Liam’s memory. He would have celebrated his 21st birthday on October 3rd. The event, expected to be sold out, will raise money for Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) and will have a disco and a bar. Organisers are advising that people buy their tickets early to avoid missing out.