A PUB has organised an event to help the family of a young man who died suddenly.

Kieran Cooper, from Oldham, died last week at the age of 21.

He was a regular customer at the Angel Inn in Lees and he was remembered there as "all-round gorgeous person" with an "infectious, cheeky smile".

Tributes flooded in for Kieran following his death.

And now the pub has organised a fundraising event to help his family with final arrangements.

It will take place at the Nicholson Street pub from noon on Saturday, June 19 where there will be a host of activities, games and a barbecue.

Sharing a picture of Kieran on social media dressed smartly, the pub said: "This is Kieran, our gorgeous friend who sadly passed away just recently, nobody was prepared for this.

"In honour of Kieran and his family, we are holding a fundraising event to help them with financial costs of final arrangements.

"This will take place here at the Angel Inn on Saturday, June 19 from 12pm."

Businesses are also invited to donate items for hampers that will be put together for the event.

Following Kieran's death, his mum Amanda said: "From being my beautiful little boy, who held my hand, I cuddled you when you were sad and put plasters on your cuts and grazes and kissed them better.

"Then in the blink of an eye stood before me a man, who cuddled me when I was sad, our bond was unbreakable.

"I am and will be forever proud of you Kieran.

"You have left such a void in my life that can never be filled.

"Fly high my beautiful, funny, crazy Kiwi, I love you to the stars and back. Love mum."

A number of people who knew Kieran shared their sadness after the tragedy.

One said: “Rest in peace Kieran Cooper, can’t believe I’ll never see your face again.

"Fly high Kie.”

Another added: "“RIP Kieran Cooper, what a lovely boy inside and out."