Brother raises nearly £30,000 in memory of Liam Hearne

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The brother of a teenager who hanged himself has raised nearly £30,000 in his memory.

Chelsea fan Liam Hearne, 14, took his own life in October 2010 after claims he was bullied on Facebook.

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Boxer Ricky Boylan and Aaron Hearne

His brother Aaron Hearne set up The Liam Charity in aid of the NSPCC's ChildLine service, and with help from friends and a host of fun events he has managed to raise £28,000 in three years since Liam’s death in October 2010.

Events included a 100-mile cycling race on October 5 in Asda, Sutton in which professional boxer and the charity’s ambassador Ricky Boylan also participated.

The charity has held two annual football matches which raised £10,500 and a triathlon in 2012 for which Aaron had to learn how to swim.

Aaron also organised a Zumbathon, where lots of people got together to Zumba, and cycled from London to Brighton.

He said: “I have had the pleasure to take an anti bullying assembly for Sutton Grammar who have been a fantastic support to the work I have been doing, as well as meeting the Countess of Wessex as an honorary ambassador at the NSPCCs AGM meeting.

"My latest visit was to meet the NSPCC CEO Peter Wanless where I am working on a small project to help other volunteer fundraisers.”

This year Aaron will be taking on the London Marathon in memory of his brother.
To donate visit: theliamcharity.org.uk

 

 


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2:57pm Thu 24 Oct 13

Niki R says...

Brilliant work by Aaron and team- very proud to have donated in the past in memory of a friend of my niece and in support of all teenagers going through tough times.
Brilliant work by Aaron and team- very proud to have donated in the past in memory of a friend of my niece and in support of all teenagers going through tough times. Niki R

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