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Friday, 03 July 2015

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Lots of fun in Cockermouth in memory of Terry

Around 100 people flocked to a charity fun day in Cockermouth on Sunday to pay tribute to a town man.

The event, in its second year, took place at Highfield Community Centre in memory of Terry Paterson, of Highfield Road, who died last year from complications arising from diabetes.

Friends and family organised the fun day, the day before his 31st birthday, to raise money for Diabetes UK.

It will be a few weeks before the organisers collect and count all the money raised on the fun day, but they have so far received more than £900.

Last year’s fun day raised more than £2,000.

The highlight of this year’s event saw footballers from the town’s Highfield FC team take on their wives and girlfriends in a football match.

Mr Paterson helped to establish Highfield FC, which plays in the Workington and District Sunday League, in 2012 and played for the side as a centre-back.

The women, who won last year’s match 7-5, made it two in a row with an 8-7 victory.

Mr Paterson’s friend Marc Cameron, 29, of Windmill Lane, joked: “I think it was a la’al bit rigged. They pick the referee every year.”

Other activities included a climbing wall, bouncy castle and face painting.

Mr Cameron added: “It was a good day. I think it will get bigger every year.

“It was a good way to remember Terry.”

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