A CHARITY football match in memory of a Wirral teenager who died in a tragic accident in Swansea is taking place this weekend.
Sam Capper, 15, from Rock Ferry died in hospital after falling into the sea when a wave hit him in Llangennith, Swansea in 2012.
His older brother Lewis jumped in after Sam, a pupil at University Academy in Birkenhead, and held onto him before being rescued by an RAF rescue helicopter and a lifeboat.
The Sam Capper Memorial Trophy will take place on Sunday, March 19 at Cammell Laird Football Club from 2.30pm.
Taking part are Victoria Colts Junior Football Club and Canadian team Global Satellite.
There is no door fee but there will be a donations bucket at the entrance.
Sam’s mum Leah Davin hopes to reach her £10,000 fundraising target for the RNLI who helped to save her son’s life.
With a prize auction with the likes of signed Jamie Carragher merchandise and Virgin train tickets there will also be a bouncy castle, face painting and candy floss making it a day for all the family.
Leah told the Globe: “To date we have raised on these football days and other coastal walks just shy of £9,000 and with this years to take place on Sunday, we hope to break the £10,000 mark.
“I have every faith.
“All proceeds go to RNLI who saved my family from a double tragedy back in August 2012 when they pulled my eldest son, Lewis from the sea whilst the RAF helicopter winched Sam but unfortunately Sam just wasn’t strong enough and passed away.
“It not only raises money but awareness of the fantastic, selfless work the men and women do in all lifeboat stations across our peninsula and it takes something like what happened to me to realise it sometimes, mores the pity.”