Mourners gather to say last goodbye to Skye

Skye Hall

Skye Hall

First published in News

MOURNERS said a final farewell to Skye Hall yesterday at the funeral for the five-year-old.

A service was held last night at St Michael and All Angels’ Church, in Park Road, Abingdon, near the Hall family home.

Skye battled a brain tumour for a year and died last week from radio-chemo neurotoxicity — where the treatment for the cancer kills healthy cells.

His mum Sally said: “I hope the service itself was inspirational, just like Skye.”

After a front-page appeal in the Oxford Mail dozens of people got in touch to help the youngster’s dying wishes come true.

Now, his parents and his younger brother Jesse, two, have set up the Blue Skye Thinking charity in his memory.

It aims to raise money for alternative treatments for child cancer with the Loom to the Moon appeal to try to make the world’s longest loom band, where elastic bands are twisted together to form a chain.

The appeal has more than 12,800 ‘likes’ on Facebook, and the family have already received more than 9.5km of loom bands — more than the height of Mount Everest.

For more information, visit blueskyethinking.org

  • Do you want alerts delivered straight to your phone via our WhatsApp service? Text NEWS or SPORT or NEWS AND SPORT, depending on which services you want, and your full name to 07767 417704. Save our number into your phone’s contacts as Oxford Mail WhatsApp and ensure you have WhatsApp installed

Our top stories

Update: Pensioner killed in crash with Ford Focus on A4183 near Abingdon

Oxford Mail:

5:32pm Wednesday 26th November 2014

A PENSIONER died last night after a crash in Abingdon.

Oxford United buoyed by Roberts news

Oxford Mail:

9:30am Wednesday 26th November 2014

MICKEY Lewis backed James Roberts to come back stronger than ever after Oxford United were boosted by the news the striker’s hamstring injury was not serious.

Missing teenager Tommy Lewis could be in Abingdon, Didcot, Wantage or Grove

Oxford Mail:

4:21pm Wednesday 26th November 2014

A TEENAGER reported missing could be in Abingdon, Didcot, Wantage or Grove.

Faringdon baby who died in suspicious circumstances named as Jayden Saxton

Oxford Mail:

3:45pm Wednesday 26th November 2014

AN 11-week-old baby who died in suspicious circumstances last week has been named as Jayden Saxton.

Overturned lorry delays A420 traffic

Oxford Mail:

11:47am Wednesday 26th November 2014

A LORRY has turned on its side on a roundabout in Kingston Bagpuize, blocking traffic on the A420 and A415.

Comments

Comments are closed on this article.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree