Wrestling bonanza planned for Lowestoft

IT is being billed as a Night To Remember. And next month, forming part of what would have been an 18th birthday celebration, a special wrestling bonanza is set to be held in memory of tragic teenager Jordan Smith.

IT is being billed as a Night To Remember. And next month, forming part of what would have been an 18th birthday celebration, a special wrestling bonanza is set to be held in memory of tragic teenager Jordan Smith.

The 17-year-old, fondly known as Jordie, died suddenly after suffering a rare blood clotting disorder that led to a huge stroke, with his life support machine at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge being turned off.

A top-class World Association of Professional Wrestling (WAW) show is set to be held at Water Lane Sports Centre on April 18 - just 12 days after what would have been Jordie's 18th birthday - and raise funds for Addenbrooke's Hospital's Neuroscience Critical Care Unit (NCCU). With funds being raised for a portable head scanner at the unit, which costs �254,000, friends and family of the much-loved Lowestoft youngster have already raised more than �3,000 towards the hospital in honour of his memory.

'Jordan received treatment in the NCCU for a possible life saving operation, but unfortunately this never took place because his condition was too far advanced,' said Jordan's father Steve Smith.

With over 30 years of wrestling experience, Mr Smith will take centre stage at the 'main event' for the professional wrestling charity show. Under his wrestling name Steve Quintain, the Lowestoft favourite will collide with former World of Sport television legend Danny Boy Collins. There will be a knockout tournament for the Jordan Smith Memorial Trophy - featuring regional favourites.

If you would like to sponsor A Night To Remember, telephone Mr Smith on 07818 052 114. Tickets are �10 for adults and �8 for children/OAPs - and available from the sports centre, Hotspot Tanning Centre, Skin Graphics Tattoo Studio and Beach Radio.

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