Kieran FEST 2014

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Kieran’s World Cup 2014

Kieran’s football club, FC Bluestar, for whom he played from the age of 11 and the Manchester Respect Junior Football League are staging their third annual Kieran’s World Cup. This year, a record 94 teams have entered, raising over £1,900 for Kieran’s chosen charity 42nd Street, which works with young people under stress.

Over 1,000 children will take part in 188 matches on the morning of Saturday 13 December at four locations across Manchester (Burnage Rugby Club, Cedar Mount High School, Newall Green High School and St. Paul’s High School in Wythenshawe).

Each team will play 4 games in the colours of a World Cup country (Brazil, France, England etc). There are no trophies but the kids will have a lot of fun and raise funds for a brilliant charity.

Kieran loved his football and coached younger children, so this is the best possible way we can think of to remember him and raise funds in his name.

Kieran Fest II

The life of Kieran Crump Raiswell was commemorated at the second annual Kieran Fest, a series of events across Chorlton over the weekend of September 5-7 2014

Chorlton teenager Kieran was tragically murdered in an unprovoked knife attack in January 2013 and since then his parents have been working to raise money for the Manchester charity 42nd Street, which works with young people under stress.

Bothast Kieran Fest 2013 and 2014 were a huge success and so far, with the help of friends and family, they have raised over £27,000 for the charity and hope that Kieran Fest 2014, as well as being a weekend of fun, will help to raise further funds. To donate, go to:

Kieran’s parents Roland Crump and Christine Raiswell have issued the following statement: “Following the horrible and difficult events relating to Kieran’s murder and the subsequent trial we decided to organise Kieran Fest as a positive way of remembering Kieran in a more enjoyable setting. We have worked closely with family, friends and the community to organise the events. Proceeds from the events have again gone to support 42nd Street in their work with young people in Greater Manchester. We look forward to welcoming everybody to Kieran Fest 2015.”