Lads plan colourful tribute to ‘best friend we ever had’ – Northumberland Gazette

A group of fund-raisers are preparing to dye their hair for charity, in memory of their teenage friend who lost his cancer battle.

The brave 17-year-old from Longhoughton died on February 17, 2016, after a courageous year-long fight against acute lymphoblastic leukaemia.

“Kieran was the best friend we ever had. He is loved and missed and we remember him every day. He was such an optimistic, funny and fun-loving person.”

As an 11-year-old, he wanted to find a cure for cancer, with dreams of becoming a geneticist. In a tragic twist of fate, he was diagnosed with the disease a few years later, which eventually robbed him of his life.

Jack Colledge, Alex Rae, Patrick Turner, Scott Davies, Cameron Pearce, Ben Jones and Matty Smith are doing the colourful tribute next month, in honour of Kieran Wood.

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