“In October 2011 my best friend Kyle Hancock passed away in his sleep, due to sudden adult death syndrome.
After a few months of losing Kyle, I decided I needed to do something to raise money for CRY, so I asked Kyle’s family, my family and also some friends to see if they would come along and join me on a sponsored walk in memory of Kyle. Kyle meant a lot to us all so we wanted to show everyone how much we will miss him.
Me and Kyle’s dad, Ian Hancock, went on BBC Radio Sheffield to talk about Kyle and what we wanted to do to raise money for CRY. We invited people to come along and also explained why we are wanting to do stuff like this.
Finally, we chose to do a sponsored walk from the Sheffield Wednesday Ground to the Sheffield United Ground and back. We chose that because Kyle supported Sheffield Wednesday and I supported the blades and even though they’re derby rivals Kyle and I were still best friends. This sponsored walk took place on Saturday 21st of July at 11am. We rang The Sheffield Star and someone from the team came along and took photos of us before we set off.
I am so proud of everyone who came along and joined in on the walk, it meant a lot to everyone. The experience of the walk has now made me realise that I would love to do more events in the future to raise money for CRY.
Kyle will have been so proud of everyone too and I hope he realises how much he means to everyone, I’m so glad I met such a lovely lad like Kyle”