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Monday, 22 September 2014

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Millom boy, 9, asthma death tribute

MORE than £1,200 has been raised for an asthma department in memory of a nine-year-old boy from Millom who died of an asthma attack.

Two youngsters who organised a 70-strong sponsored walk for Rylan Cosgrove on February 21, presented the £1,207 cheque to their chosen charities on July 1.

Rylan’s 12-year-old pal Kyhanna Herdman and her cousin Bethany Pattinson, 13, of Devonshire Road, presented a cheque to Millom Asthma Clinic and the North-West Air Ambulance Service.

Both girls attended Black Combe Junior School with the schoolboy, who died two years ago after suffering a serious asthma attack. Miss Herdman, of Cumberland Close, said: “I’m quite proud and happy with how much we raised. I didn’t think we would raise this much. I thought we would only get about £500.”

She said she remembered her friend as being “funny” and “always happy”.

She added: “We chose those charities because Rylan died of asthma and also because we think the air ambulance is a good cause because it helps people but isn’t funded in the same way as normal ambulances.

“We’re hoping to make the walk an annual thing for the same charities.”

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Well done girls, a good amount of money raised.

Posted by Andy on 22 July 2014 at 23:05

Very well done girls, what a lovely tribute to your friend. I'm sure the amazing amount of money you raised will be put to good use.

Posted by Anne on 21 July 2014 at 15:33

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