Festival For Murdered Manchester Teenager

A festival in memory of a Manchester teenager who was stabbed to death will take place over the second weekend of September.

Kieran Fest's being held to commemorate 18-year-old Kieran Crump Raiswell, who was murdered in a random attack in Whalley Range in January.

Money raised will go towards 42nd Street, a charity which helps young people under stress or suffering from emotional problems.

Kieran's dad Roland Crump told Capital his son would have approved:

"It's helping people of Kieran's age, who are in sometimes difficult circumstances.

"Kieran was very socially aware and its something he would have been fully behind."

The festival opens with a night of music and poetry at Chorlton Irish Club on Friday 6th September.

There's then a football day at Stockport Sports in Woodley on Saturday, involving the club Kieran played for, FC Bluestar.

It's followed that evening by a quiz night at St Werburghs Church Hall.

Kieran Fest is then rounded off by a cricket tournament and family day at South West Cricket Club on Sunday.

Dad Roland admitted he would like the event to continue into the future:

"I think the idea of keeping it this scale and local is good.

I can't see it turning into a massive event but it'll be a good way of remembering Kieran in a positive way that brings pleasure to people."

For more information about Kieran Fest and how to get tickets follow this link: http://kierancr.org/