Family of Urmston teenager who died of bone cancer two days before Christmas stage festival in his honour

Messenger Newspapers: Team Billy Fest holding up a copy of the Messenger with Billy on the front page Team Billy Fest holding up a copy of the Messenger with Billy on the front page

THE family of an Urmston teenager who died of bone cancer two days before Christmas are staging a festival in his honour.

Billy Molden, who was 14, died on December 23, 2013, after battling the illness for two years.

August 9 would have been his 15th birthday, so his family decided the best way to celebrate his life was to organise a day of live music and fun activities, as the sociable teenager loved life and always remained positive.

‘Billy Fest’ will be held at Urmston Social Club and will include a BBQ, bouncy castle, a candy floss stall, an ice cream van, live music, a DJ, stalls, raffle, tombola, face painting and lots of children’s activities.

The festival has been organised by many of Billy’s friends and family members, including his two sisters Amy, 21, and Katy, 20 and money raised will be donated to the charity, Dreamflight.

Katy, who will also be performing on the day, said: “The reason we are doing this it's his 15th birthday and our first year without him.

“The day is all live music which Billy loved to go and see and he loved having fun and a laugh which is what the day will be full of.

“We want to raise money for children who have to spend time in hospital and suffer like Billy did so they can have wonderful holiday of a life time which Billy would be proud of us for doing.”

Visit dreamflight.org for more information.

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