PARENTS of a boy who lost his life due to a genetic condition saw the funny side when his name wrongly featured in one of the world’s biggest video games.

Teddy Hewitt died in February 2018 after fighting a neurological condition as well as epilepsy, scoliosis and cerebral palsy, which meant he needed constant care.

His family created the Teddy Hewitt Foundation in his memory and now the charity is appearing in global football game Fifa 21 – due to a technical mistake.

It comes after Southend United agreed to display the organisation’s name and logo on its youth kit, which was then incorrectly taken by the game’s creators as the Blues’ main kit.

Mum Nikke Hewitt, from Southend said: “Watchlotto, which sponsors the main kit, helped arrange for us to be on the youth kit and it transferred to the Fifa game.


Kit - Mum Nikke Hewitt with one of the youth shirts 

“Never in a million years would I think my son’s name would be on Fifa and it also means a lot to Teddy’s dad too, who is big fan.

“It appears on the players’ kits on the game and also can be put around the stadiums on the game too.

“It’s just amazing to get Teddy’s name out there and hopefully we will be lucky and get some sponsorship from it too.

“Outstanding Branding also put signs up around Roots Hall too.”

The 43-year-old said: “It’s a great help too and we’ve had great support on social media too.

“It’s just about getting our name out there and it’s all so amazing. I hope when people see the name they will then research us and then perhaps support us.

Echo: Fighter - Teddy Hewitt Fighter - Teddy Hewitt

“Teddy would have taken it all in his stride as he was humble – but he’s still gone international and that’s a wonderful feeling as he was such a special little boy.”

The youngster, dubbed a fighter by his family, died at Little Havens Hospice, in Thundersley and his family have praised the charity as “amazing”.


Loved - Teddy Hewitt was doted on

The family launched a fundraising campaign to build an extension onto their house to build a bedroom and special wet room for the youngster.

In the end more than £12,000 was raised and the money was split between charities.