Anniversary tributes to teen Dylan Ramsay

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The memory of a popular teenager will live on this weekend on the anniversary of his death.

Friday will mark four years since 13-year-old Dylan Ramsay died at a quarry in Whittle-le-Woods.

After his death, his mum Beckie Ramsay launched the Doing It For Dylan campaign to raise awareness of water safety in his memory.

She has spoken to more than 23,000 people in schools, colleges, fire stations, conferences and at events around the country.

During a visit to Shaftesbury High School in Chorley, two pupils asked if they could hold an event to raise money and funds and have been working with Beckie, of Church Hill, Whittle-le-Woods, to organise it.

From noon to 4pm on Saturday, Tatton Community Centre in Chorley will come to life with entertainment including fire eaters, free runners, a carnival troupe, a magician and singers.

There will also be outdoor games, stalls, food, a fire engine, a balloon race, a raffle and more.

On Friday - the anniversary - Beckie will be speaking to the Prince’s Trust teams from Greater Manchester Fire And Rescue Service.

And a special milkshake in memory of Dylan will be available for one day only from Bubble ‘n’ Shake in Chorley. The name of the milkshake will be inspired by him and it will include his favourite sweets and biscuits.

To make a raffle donation for Saturday’s event, email beckieramsay@hotmail.com.