Rugby match to remember Josh Granfield


A MUCH-LOVED Daventry teenager will be remembered nearly five years after his death with a charity event.

Josh Granfield was 16 when he died in September 2007 after he fell through the roof of a unit on the Royal Oak industrial estate.

A rugby match and a family fun day will be held at Daventry Rugby Club on Saturday, August 25.

Josh’s mum, Amanda Boikovs, said: “There are times over the past five years when it has been tough, you will be either reading something or watching the television and there will be a reminder of him.

“I think it is great that five years on from his death, people want to remember him. He was the sort of person who touched many lives.”

The organisers of the event are seeking raffle prizes and donations for the day. Anyone who can help is asked to contact Luan Granfield on 07967 272965 or Margaret Elcock on 07976 909345.

For more reaction from Mrs Boikovs and full details of the event, see this week’s Daventry Express.