A MAN who died while playing in a match for Culcheth Eagles will be remembered with a festival this weekend.

Adam 'Carney' Cooper, who was a 31-year-old father when he died in 2017, was playing in an away game in Runcorn when he collapsed.

It was later revealed that Adam died from acute cardiac failure.

Warrington Guardian: Adam will be remembered with the festival on July 8Adam will be remembered with the festival on July 8 (Image: Culcheth Eagles)

Now, in his honour, a festival is being held to raise awareness for cardiac issues, and is also being used to generate funds for C-R-Y - Cardiac Risk in the Young.

Adam will be remembered with the festival that takes place on Saturday, July 8, at Shaw Street in Culcheth.

The festival has been called 'Carney Festival' after Adam.

Speaking about the festival, the event's organisers say: "Carney Festival is held in the memory of Adam Cooper, who very sadly lost his life while playing for Culcheth Eagles away at Runcorn, in July of 2017.

"Adam loved the Eagles, and he will never be forgotten.

"Adam's family will be on the Cardiac Risk in the Young stall throughout the day of the festival, raising funds and awareness."

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At the festival there will be a number of events and activities, including a barbecue, a bar, an ice cream van, a bouncy castle, a tombola, face painting, hair braiding, and more.

Speaking at the time of his death, Adam's mum, Joy Cooper-Crippin, said: “It has been very humbling to know so many people want to help.

"I would like to say thank you to everyone who has taken the time to share their memories of Adam.”

Warrington Guardian: Adam walked his mum Joy down the aisleAdam walked his mum Joy down the aisle (Image: Supplied)

Joy also said: "I can’t believe how many lives he has touched and the nice things people are saying about him.

"His dad died when he was 15 so he became the man of the house. He did a good job as he made sure we were all ok and he did what he could for us.

“School was not his priority, he concentrated on us.

"He was very caring."

A fundraiser to support the family of the dad of two - Esmai and Ava - was established in the wake of Adam's death, and raised more than £12,900.

Carney Festival will take place on Saturday, July 8, on Shaw Street in Culcheth from 10am.