FAMILY and friends of a dad of six who died at his home are to raise funds for a lasting memorial.
George Mullen, 30, of Frederick Street, Seaham, died on June 5.
He left girlfriend Sarah Armstrong and their children Callum, 10, Dillion, nine, George, eight, Kori, five, Wesley, four and Lexi, two.
They will join George’s family and friends at football pitches at New Drive, Seaham, at noon tomorrow for a football match.
Members of snooker club Harley’s Bar, in North Terrace, where he was a player, will take on a group of his friends.
Money raised will buy a bench at the cemetery in Lord Byron’s Walk, where he is buried.
“We wanted to do something for the kids and I, so we can sit there near to him,” said Sarah, 27.
“I think he’d be happy that we were doing this for him.”
She added: “Anybody can come along and take part in tomorrow.”
A raffle will be part of the event, with prizes being offered through County Durham businesses.
George, who had lived with his family in Hawthorn Square until they moved to Frederick Street, worked at Robinson Timberkit, at Dawdon’s Fox Cover industrial estate. He had formerly been employed at Home Flair Blinds, at Seaham Grange industrial estate.
It is believed George took his own life. An inquest into his death was opened and adjourned by the coroner as further inquiries are carried out ahead of a full hearing.