Fond farewell to brave boy
HUNDREDS of mourners attended the funeral of a “courageous and inspirational” seven-year-old who fought a long battle against childhood cancer which saw thousands of pounds raised for his treatment.
Jamie Inglis of Kelfield- who died after suffering an infection while undergoing treatment for neuroblastoma - was remembered as “happy, cheeky and full of life” during Friday’s service at York Minster.
His parents Vicky and John - helped by the generosity of many - had raised £650,000 for revolutionary treatment not available in the UK.
Sadly he lost his fight against the condition he had valiantly battled since he was just three-years-old.
During the service, which his parents called “a celebration of his life,” mourners wore bright colours to remember the youngster by while Jamie’s mum read a touching poem to the congregation.
She said: “You tried so hard to stay with us but your fight was not in vain. The angels took you to their home and freed you from the pain.”
Paying tribute to his godson, Tom Hardy described Jamie as the “boy with a thousand smiles”.
Tom told the packed Minster: “It was an honour being Jamie’s godparent. I was deployed to Afghanistan and ten days in I was told that Jamie has been diagnosed with cancer.
“His father told me about his intention to raise huge sums of money to get him the right treatment. He said ‘if we don’t try, we won’t know’. I know now that miracles do occur and a huge sum was raised in a very short time.”
Jamie was carried in a blue coffin painted with his favourite red Power Ranger by horse-drawn carriage from his school, Lord Deramore’s Primary, to the Minster, where the ceremony was held.
At the end of the service, which was open to the public, Jamie’s family and friends released doves outside.
Donations can be made to Jamie’s Appeal to help other children by visiting justgiving.com/jamiesappeal.
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