A CHARITY night in memory of popular plumber Liam Dodd will be held next month.

Great Orton Village Hall will host the night - close to Liam’s 21st birthday - to raise cash for the charity C.R.Y (Cardiac Risk In The Young).

Liam, 20, collapsed at home and died in the Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle on July 4.

He would have been celebrating his 21st birthday on October 3.

The evening will also raise cash towards a defibrillator for Liam’s home village.

It will take place on Saturday, October 5 from 7.30pm.

Tickets are £5 and there will be a raffle and auction on the night.

Tickets are available from The Wellington Inn in Great Orton and Castlegate Coffee House on Castle Street in Carlisle.

Liam, of Thurstonfield, was getting ready for bed after a trip to the cinema with his girlfriend Sarah Irving, when he collapsed.

He was taken to hospital and put in an induced coma but sadly died.

At the time of his death, Sarah, 19, a teaching assistant, said: “We’d been to see Toy Story 4 and were getting ready for bed when he just collapsed on the floor.

“Liam’s energy was infectious. He amazed me every day, he was perfect.

“He was kind-hearted, well mannered, enthusiastic and funny. Liam treated me like a princess, he did everything for me and all he wanted to do was protect me, which he achieved every day.”

Liam went to Kirkbampton School and then Caldew School and had recently qualified as a plumber.

He was working for Waterworks.

His dad Alan, a quantity surveyor, said: “In the week he collapsed he had become a fully qualified plumber.

“We said to him: ‘20 years old and a fully qualified plumber’. It meant such a lot to him and to us.

“He was a fit, clean living young man.

“A lot of his customers can’t believe what has happened and all say the same - he was a lovely lad.”

Sarah added: “Liam was the life and soul wherever he went. The Joker.

“He could always make people laugh just by being Liam.”

There will also be a disco and a bar at the event, which is expected to be a sell out.

Organisers are advising people to buy their tickets early to avoid disappointment.

The evening will finish at 12.30pm.

C.R.Y, a national charity, prevents young sudden cardiac deaths through awareness, screening and research, and supporting affected families.

For more information about the charity visit cry@c-r-y.org.uk