Welly wander in memory of Luke

Luke's brother Matthew releasing the balloons during the welly wander.
Luke's brother Matthew releasing the balloons during the welly wander.

Hundreds of youngsters have taken part in a special welly wander in memory of a brave North Tyneside boy.

Four-year-old Luke Collins lost his battle against an aggressive brain tumour last June.

His mum Fiona, from Holystone, set up a charity to ensure his name lives on, which has already raised thousands of pounds to help others affected by the condition.

To mark the anniversary of his passing, Luke’s brother Matthew released dozens of balloons during a sponsored welly wander around the Rising Sun Country Park in Benton.

Fiona said: “It was a beautiful tribute to our lovely Luke.

“Thanks to everyone involved, the support was simply breathtaking.

“It was a moving day.”

For more information about the charity or for details on how to get involved, visit www.facebook.com/pages/Lukes-Life-Legacy/667681993359138