Friends and family host memorial rugby match for 19-year-old who lost battle to leukemia

Picture by Kirsty Edmonds.Picture by Kirsty Edmonds.
Picture by Kirsty Edmonds.
Loved-ones donned a rugby shirt in memory of a Northampton charity man, who raised £10,000 for Cure Leukemia while he was battling terminal cancer.

After being diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia (ALL) in 2012, Jake Hood, 19, of Delapre, suffered a relapse in May in 2015 and, despite further treatment, his cancer proved too aggressive to be eliminated by chemotherapy. Jake’s mum, Jo Foster said at the time, that Jake died at home on December 23 with his parents at his bedside.

On October 15, Jake's friends and his dad kicked-off the charity rugby match at Boys' Brigade Old Boys RFC, forming the opposition team while Jake's friends, Paul Barker and Tim Briggs ran the Birmingham Marathon for Cure Leukaemia.