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Fund-raiser in memory of 11-year-old Haverhill boy attracted some out of this world characters

A fantastic array of sci-fi characters put in an appearance for a fund-raiser held to mark the first anniversary of the death of an 11-year-old boy from Haverhill.

Monday's event, called May the 4th Be With You, invited pupils at New Cangle Primary School in Haverhill, and anyone else who wanted to participate, to dress up as a sci-fi, superhero or fantasy character and donate to the Joshua Tarrant Trust.

Pupils now in Year 7, who were peers of Cayden's while he was at New Cangle, were also invited to take part.

The day was organised by the school before the family of Cayden Tickner, who died of a rare brain tumour on May 3, 2019 and attended the school, set up a fund-raising page in the name of his mum Carol Le Roy to raise money for the Trust, which supports children with brain tumours.

Jacqueline Brading, New Cangle Primary School headteacher, said: "It was really good and a really nice engagement for the school community, to get people together and to remember Cayden like that.

The school raised £185 and the online donation page more than £560 as of Thursday.

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