Kind and brilliant Liam honoured by thousands, celebrities and Pep Guardiola

By Josh, 15

Celebrities played at a charity football match in honour of Liam Shepherd at The Optima Stadium, the excellent home of Weston-super-Mare FC in Somerset.

The Weston FC Academy Member and Ashcombe Primary School pupil sadly passed away in March this year.

The kind pupil had run a marathon in a week for the NSPCC and was a keen fundraiser for Winston’s Wish, which supports grieving children and their families. 

He also donated food out of his own money for vulnerable people and made cakes for the NHS, police and his teachers.

In the letter to Liam’s mum Kimberley and his family and friends, Pep Guardiola said: “My thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad and difficult time, as I know how hard it is to lose a family member.”

WsM FC Operations Director, Neil Keeling, said: “Liam was an inspiration to so many, We are delighted to be supporting ‘Winston’s Wish’ in his honour.”