A thousand balloons released in memory of Ethan Maull

  • Hundreds of people gathered at Lincoln Cathedral to set free balloons in memory of Ethan Maull. Photo: Emily Norton
  • Photo: Emily Norton
  • Photo: Emily Norton
  • The balloons were decorated with the Ethan Maull 'Up Yours TO Cancer' logo. Photo: Emily Norton
  • Photo: Emily Norton
  • One thousand balloons were released at Lincoln Cathedral in memory of Ethan Maull on May 11. Photo: Emily Norton
  • Photo: Emily Norton
  • Ethan Maull Balloon Memorial 11-05-2014 EN 8
  • Hundreds of people gathered at Lincoln Cathedral to set free balloons in memory of Ethan Maull. Photo: Emily Norton
  • Photo: Emily Norton
  • Photo: Emily Norton
  • The balloons were decorated with the Ethan Maull 'Up Yours TO Cancer' logo. Photo: Emily Norton
  • Photo: Emily Norton
  • One thousand balloons were released at Lincoln Cathedral in memory of Ethan Maull on May 11. Photo: Emily Norton
  • Photo: Emily Norton
  • Ethan Maull Balloon Memorial 11-05-2014 EN 8

Family, friends and supporters of Ethan Maull released 1,000 balloons at Lincoln Cathedral on Sunday, May 11, in memory of the inspirational 10-year-old who lost his battle with cancer.

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.

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

Ethan sadly died at the age of 10 on May 6.

The balloon release and vigil on May 11 saw hundreds of people pay their respects by donning bright colours.

After a few words of remembrance by Reverend Canon John Patrick, Subdean of Lincoln Cathedral, balloons bearing the Ethan Maull ‘Up Yours to Cancer’ Foundation logo were released into the sky.

Bar Unico owner Gio Carchedi ran the Lincoln 10K dressed as a minion for 10-year-old Ethan Maull. Photo: Shooting Star

Bar Unico owner Gio Carchedi ran the Lincoln 10K dressed as a minion for 10-year-old Ethan Maull. Photo: Shooting Star

Family friend Di Fell (Belle) said: “Sam, Darren & Ben would like to thank everyone for their kindness and love for Ethan. He was their golden boy – kind,funny, bright, courageous and inquisitive.

“He never let his illness get him down and stayed positive right until the end when he fell asleep for the final time snuggled up with Sam and Darren.

“They are immensely proud of everything he achieved in his short life, especially the Ethan Maull ‘Up Yours to Cancer’ Foundation which will continue in his memory.”

After the event she added: “The balloons released tonight were all filled with love.. One more angel in heaven, one more star in the sky.

“It was a wonderful sight, so colourful and vibrant just like Ethan.

“Sam and Darren have been reading the messages and comments and are overwhelmed with the kindness and love sent to them via Ethan’s Facebook page. It’s been a great comfort to them.”