A FAMILY fun day planned in memory of a popular Long Lee father-of-three has been postponed due to the delayed easing of lockdown.

The event – in tribute to Martin Thompson, who died two years ago from an undiagnosed heart condition – was scheduled to take place at

the Keighley rugby union club ground on July 10.

But organisers say the continued Covid restrictions have forced them to put the plans on hold.

"It is with regret that we have had to postpone this year's 'Tomofest21' due to the lifting of Government restrictions being delayed," said Martin's friend, Alan Hull.

"I have spoken to the manager at Keighley Rugby Union Football Club and we have secured the date of Saturday, July 2, 2022.

"I'm absolutely gutted about the postponement, but we shall return bigger and better than ever!"

Proceeds from the fun day were to go to the Tomo Trust Fund, to help children in Yorkshire cope with bereavement.

A similar event two years ago raised money for the British Heart Foundation.

Martin had died in February of that year, aged 40, just after watching his beloved Manchester United.