The funeral will be a private service for family and friends however a route will be planned for people wishing to pay their respects
Hundreds of people have lined the streets in Blackpool to bid a final goodbye to schoolboy Jordan Banks who tragically died after being struck by lightning.
Jordan Banks, 9, died on Tuesday, May 11 following the incident which occurred while he was playing football at Common Edge playing fields.
Emergency services were called to the scene just after 5pm and Jordan was sadly pronounced dead later in the evening.
Since his passing, there has been an outpouring of support for his family from the local community, the football community and even from people across the country.
The kind-hearted Liverpool Football Club fan was known for his charitable nature and for an incredible fund-raising effort which saw him raise more than £3,000 for Counselling in the Community.
He touched the hearts of people across the nation and even made an impression on Liverpool FC veteran James Milner, who sent a video to the young Clifton Rangers Junior Football Club player in support of his campaign.
Those at the funeral have been asked to wear ‘bright’ colours to represent his character.
The family said that they would have like to invite everyone who knew him but due to the Covid-19 pandemic, they must stick to the current restrictions of 30 people.
Hundreds lined the streets as Jordan’s funeral cortege made its way through Blackpool, with the crowd applauding as it made its way past.
Many donned football strips with the number 7 on the back while standing outsie St George’s School, while balloons and football banners lined the railings at Stanley School.
It is hoped that one day in the future there may be a tribute organised that can be open to everyone to attend.
Mum Danielle posted: “If you we’re lucky enough to know Jordan, you will know he loved his fashion. So we ask for bright colours crazy patterns and football tops to be worn.
“Floral donations are welcome or donations to Brian House hospice, thank you.
“This is a celebration of Jordan’s life. STAY FUNNY YNWA”.