A charitable group of budding footballers have helped raise money for charity following the death of a 9-year-old boy, killed by a bolt of lightning while playing the sport he loved.

Jordan Banks was fatally injured while "participating in a football coaching session" on playing fields in Blackpool on May 11.

He was hit by a lightning strike and taken to Blackpool Victoria Hospital where he was pronounced dead, an inquest heard earlier this year.

The young lads and ladies at Chigwell FC were devastated when they learned of Jordan's death, and at their following game they placed nine balls on the pitch before holding a minute's silence.

However, the team were also inspired to fundraise for charity – something Jordan was no stranger to himself.

On Saturday, July 17 the team and the community came together to raise £1,635 in Jordan's memory.

Just under 40 players gathered in the scorching heath for a series of games in memory of young Jordan.

T-shirts were on sale to fundraise and over 30 individuals and businesses donated cash or items to be raffled for the cause

Earlier this year, Liverpool fan Jordan ran 30 miles in 10 days in memory of his uncle, raising £3,000 for mental health charity

Money raised being spilt between Jordan's just giving page and Counselling in the Community.

Jordan played for Clifton Rangers Junior Football Club, which previously described him as "an extraordinary young man".

In the aftermath of his death, the football club raised more than £12,000 to create a permanent memorial to him.

The individuals and businesses who donated to the cause

£200 cash - Butler and Stag

£200 John Lewis voucher - Edward Taubs

2 course meal for 4 plus wine - Blue Boar Abridge

£50 Smyths voucher - Good Estate Agent

2 course meal for 4 plus wine - king William Chigwell

£50 Miller and Carter Lambourne end

Signed West Ham shirt - Elliott James Estate agent

£40 Shish Meze Voucher Abridge

3x Nike football- TL Electric Ltd

£20 Argos Voucher - Play Hub UK

Full set of classic lashes - Essex Lash bar

Euro Football - Mortgage Soloutions

£50 Smith's cook shop - Daniel Lewis Properties

Take away afternoon tea for 2 - Sue Palmer Catering

£20 Amazon voucher - Bump 2 Baby massage

Savoury Graze Box - Cherry tree events

£20 voucher LE Designs

Blow dry for 2 - Salon 182

Child hair cut- Little fidget Loughton

Box 12 cupcakes and classic carrot cake - Sugar and Sprinkles

£30 bookshop Loughton - Chrysalis Day Nursery and pre school

£30 voucher for hand tied flowers - Jo Cook floral design

Afternoon tea for 2 - Lobella Loughton

Set of Gel nails - Danielle King

£60 voucher - Indian Ocean Theydon Bois

2 molens special breakfasts - Molens Loughton

£30 Morrisons voucher - Morrison's

£25 voucher - Abridge florist

Day at summer art club - Create Kate

£10 - I love Brownies

£25 Bordeli Abridge

3 Bottles of wine - Rocks deli and Wine

Hige ammonts of sweets - Budgens Abridge

Usbourne books - Laura Jayne

Engraved bottle of Port and book from Beef eater at Tower of London