THE memory of a Latchford soldier killed serving his country will live on thanks to a new legacy project set up by his uncle.
Private Daniel Wade, aged 20, died in March 2012 alongside five other soldiers after their armoured vehicle was caught in an explosion in Afghanistan.
His family said Daniel was a caring and loyal young man who took great pride in helping the Afghan people as well as playing a part in the war itself and with that in mind his relatives wanted to set up a lasting charity legacy.
David Hamilton, Daniel’s uncle, added: “Helping the Afghan people in the ‘Hearts and minds initiative’ set out by the British army showed Daniel's caring side.
“He was a first class person but he was more than that, to his friends and family he was a first class young man and was selfless in everything he did.
“With that in mind it seems only right to have a lasting legacy for Daniel.”
The Daniel Wade Legacy programme has already raised more than £2,000 in Daniel’s name for the John Holt Cancer Foundation thanks to a freestyle fighting championship event.
As previously reported in the Warrington Guardian, David named the Corunna Fight Academy in honour of Daniel and his Army company.
Competitors from different fighting styles from all over the north west turned out to battle for the first freestyle fighting championship title belts.
Six fighters from the Corunna team, based at the Hook and Jab boxing gym on the Palatine Industrial Estate, were crowned inaugural FFC champions.
David added: “There are now a number of us coaches who have got together to provide more and more competitors for future shows to enable the events to grow each time.
“These shows will keep rolling on and any charities who believe they can use us as a fundraiser can get in touch with me.
“We want to raise as much money as possible for other good causes in Daniel’s name and the next show planned for September is in aid of the Bobby Brown Fund to help towards further treatment for Bobby.”
Charities can e-mail david via firstname.lastname@example.org.