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Ethan Maull charity invites supporters for final farewells

The Lincoln charity set up for Ethan Maull, who recently lost his battle with a rare bone cancer, has invited friends and supporters to say their goodbyes at a special funeral service.

The Ethan Maull ‘Up Yours to Cancer’ foundation has scheduled the public service celebrating the life of the 10-year-old from Lincoln Cathedral on Friday, May 16.

Those attending have been asked to arrive at the cathedral at 12.25pm.

Ethan, who was from Torksey near Lincoln, was diagnosed with a rare form of Osteosarcoma, a children’s bone cancer, when he was 8 years old.

He passed away on May 6, 2014. Friends and family released 1,000 balloons from Lincoln Cathedral on May 11 in his memory.

Over the last two years his foundation has raised almost £100,000 for accommodation for cancer patients who travel long distances.

 Photo: Emily Norton
Photo: Emily Norton

The official funeral service on May 16 will be followed by a private service for the family at the Lincoln crematorium.

The family have asked that those attending wear bright colours and that the men and boys wear Ethan’s favourite combinations of odd socks.

In a statement made on Facebook, the charity said: “Everyone is welcome to attend and to say their goodbyes to our brave little soldier.

“Afterwards Sam and Darren ask you to join them at Jocastas (Whisby) following the service.

“Sam and Darren have requested that you wear bright colours and we want to remember Ethan with love and happiness to reflect his wonderful smile.”

The charity has also requested that no flowers are donated. Instead, they are asking those wishing to make a donation to do so by making a contribution on their Just Giving page.