Arran Tosh charity funds raise incredible £40,000 total

Arran Tosh charity funds raise incredible £40,000 total
11th June 2015 mg_smile

A fund set up in memory of a Hedingham School boy who died suddenly from a brain tumour will help a young girl receive cancer treatment.

Arran Tosh, 13, died last June just five days after he was diagnosed, but his fund-raising efforts in life inspired a flood of donations after his death.

The keen singer and guitarist had been raising money for Cancer Research after a family member fought the disease.

The popular teenager had already raised £600 with a pledge to shave his head at the end of term, but after his diagnosis hundreds of donors increased the total, which has now reached more than £20,000.

Separately his family set up the Smile of Arran Trust which has also raised more than £20,000 and is set to receive its official registered charity number in the coming weeks.

The Trust donated £2,500 so that Eilidh Steel, 13, from Kelloholm near Dumfries, could travel to Florida for proton beam therapy after being diagnosed with low grade mucoepidermoid carcinoma in November.