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Jamie Inglis Mum Pays Emotional Tribute in York Minster

Jamie Inglis

6:00am 8th February 2013
(Updated 4:55pm 8th February 2013)

The funeral of Kelfield boy Jamie Inglis is taking place in a service at York Minster this morning.

Jamie's mum Vicky has given an emotional tribute to her son at the service.

Reverend Canon Bob Rogers is conducting the service which is a celebration of Jamie's life.

Seven year old Jamie lost his four year long battle against neuroblastoma, a rare cancer, last month.

Jamie's coffin was carried by horse-drawn carriage from his school, Lord Deramore's in Heslington, beginning the journey at 9.25am.

Jamie's family asked those coming to wear something bright, or even just a splash of colour.

At 9:25am Jamie set off for the Minster in a horse drawn carriage from his old school, Lord Deramore's in Heslington.

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Kerry Merryam's daughter used to play with Jamie at school ,she was there to see his procession leave.

Other families with neuroblastoma have been offering support, Alan Glaisby is one of them.


David Dunning was at York Minster reporting for Minster FM and the York Press as Jamie's procession arrived.

Jamie's mum Vicky spoke to Minster FM's Alex Brown

Vicky and her husband John also gave a joint video interview to Minster FM and the York Press.

David Dunning reports:

Jamie’s appeal was raising funds to cover his treatment costs in Germany. After these costs, any remaining money will go to help other children with neuroblastoma, either through supporting other children’s appeals, or by funding research, or raising awareness of neuroblastoma. Jamie’s parents will be involved in making the decision about how any money left in Jamie’s appeal will be reallocated.

The appeal will therefore remain open until an ‘In Memoriam’ fund is set up.

The recording of Jamie's funeral service was made by the kind permission of the Chapter of York.

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