VIDEO: Hundreds attend funeral of cancer sufferer Liam Thompson in Broughton
The funeral of cancer sufferer Liam Thompson was held this afternoon in Broughton (Wednesday Feb 27).
All seats were taken in St Mary’s Church as hundreds of people gathered to pay respects to the 23-year-old.
Liam lost his battle with osteosarcoma - a rare bone cancer – on February 15.
This was almost four months after he married his partner Alice, Scunthorpe Telegraph readers and businesses came together to help give the couple their dream wedding.
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Mourners were asked to wear football shirts and bright colours in honour of brave Liam.
People donned shirts from Liam’s favourite football team Manchester United, plus England, Scunthorpe United, Newcastle United and Liverpool.
Liam’s wife Alice, 21, wore the Manchester United shirt the couple had been presented with by striker Robin Van Persie when they spent the day at Old Trafford to watch Manchester United play from an executive box.
Liam’s mum Michelle and sisters Hayley and his twin Amy wore Man Utd football shirts printed with Liam 1 Son, Liam 23, and Little Big Bro.
The Wold Singers performed at the service, which was conducted by the Rev David Eames – the vicar who married the couple.
A family burial at Broughton Cemetery was followed with a wake at Broughton Working Men’s Club.