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Teenager given posthumous award


Liam's award 'for entire school'

A 14-year-old boy from Cambridgeshire who raised more than £320,000 for cancer charities is to be given a posthumous award.

Liam Fairhurst, of Soham, lost his own battle with the disease in June.

He was diagnosed with cancer aged 10 and was then in remission for more than a year but found the cancer had returned in 2007.

His parents will be given the 10th Anniversary Gold Diana Award for Extra Mile Achievers in his honour.

Gordon Brown, when chancellor, presented him with a certificate after he raised £70,000 to help children with cancer, via the CLIC Sargent charity.

Liam travelled widely to events to raise money for cancer charities, despite undergoing treatment.

He was spurred on in his fundraising by the memory of a close friend who died from cancer in 2006.

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