Football tournament to remember baby

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A TROPHY created in memory of a baby, who died of a rare condition when he was days old, will be won for the first time this weekend.

Tomorrow’s football tournament at Seaham Leisure Centre will see 32 teams go up against each other for the Ethan Jai Memorial Cup.

It has been set up by his parents Stacie and Martin Richardson, from Seaham, to raise money for Tiny Lives, a charity which supported them after his birth at Newcastle’s Royal Victoria Infirmary in March 2011.

The tot suffered from a kidney condition and glutaric acidemia type II, a condition only ever recorded in seven instances across the world at that stage.

To add to the thousands family and friends have already raised, the football event will run alongside a craft fair.

The games begin at 10am, and the sale will run from noon until 3pm, with refreshments available.