A MAJOR community event is being planned to mark the 10th anniversary of the death of Frank Sidebottom creator Chris Sievey.

Plans for the event, provisionally entitled 'Born In Timperley', are being drawn together by 1137 Enterprises, supported by the Sievey family.

The 54-year-old died in June 2010, after collapsing at his home in Hale. He was treated previously for a tumour on his chest.

Timperley was synonymous with the success of Frank Sidebottom, who was launched on the world by Chris, after he had enjoyed some exposure with his punk band, The Freshies.

Fans still regularly make pilgrimages to the village to pose with the bronze statue of Frank, which was installed just off Stockport Road in October 2013.

A spokesman for the event said: "It’s very early days and we still have some fundamental issues to sort out and confirm, so we can’t go into the details just yet.

"But it’s safe to say, save the dates Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st June.

"It will be a family-friendly and community-focused event with any monies raised going to Chris Sievey's charity of choice, The Christie NHS Foundation Trust.

"We are on the lookout for volunteers to help run the event and any suitable contributions that may enhance it. So please get in touch if you think you can help.

His family, which runs 1137 Enterprises, dealing with Frank Sidebottom merchandise, is also planning a limited edition range to coincide with the anniversary.

The organiser can be contacted through the Frank Sidebottom and Chris Sievey Facebook page.