The family of an Aberdeen schoolboy who died of a brain tumour has launched a major fundraising challenge in his memory.
Braeden Williams died in October, aged seven, after a battling a rare tumour in the cerebrum, the part of the brain that controls thinking, learning, speech, emotions, reading, writing and voluntary movement.
The youngster, who went to Hanover Street Primary School and Woodlands School, was diagnosed with the tumour the day before his fifth birthday in April 2012, and underwent a gruelling programme of chemotherapy and radiography.
He was given the all-clear in January last year, but earlier this year the family was given the heartbreaking news that it had returned – and that Braeden’s chances of survival were slim.
Yesterday his sister, Kimberly Macdonald, described him as “one in a million”.
She said: “He was always smiling and always great to be around.”
Now his family, including mum Milene Munro, is trying to hold onto his positive outlook by setting up a supporters group of the Brain Tumour Charity, and attempting to raise £10,000 by taking part in 12 different challenges.
Ms Macdonald, 27, said: “We were shocked when we found out Braeden had such rare type of tumour, which is not found in children very often.
“We decided to do this so that we had something under Braeden’s name. The aim is to raise £10,000 and it would be a fantastic achievement if we could do this.”
The list of challenges includes two nippy dips, bungee jumping, various runs, abseiling down the Forth Rail Bridge and climbing Ben Nevis.
The family also hope one of their challenges will break the Guinness World Record for the largest number of people dressed in a Spiderman costume – Braeden’s favourite superhero.
To get involved, visit www.facebook.com/thebwbraintumourcharity or to donate, visit