John was a retired customs and excise officer and Chairman of Rainford Labour Club.

He was an avid Saints fan, season ticket holder and admired Steve Prescott on and especially off the field.

It was John's wish to support the SPF and £500 was raised at his funeral.

The SPF would like to thank all family and friends who donated and we look forward to working alongside the family and Rainford Labour Club in keeping John's memory alive.