STAFF and pupils have raised more than £900 for charity in memory of a pupil who lost his life after being diagnosed with a brain tumour.

Children at Ysgol Bro Cynllaith, in Llansilin, took part in the national Wear a Hat Day last month to raise funds for Brain Tumour Research.

The day was held in memory of pupil Miles Quance who was a Year 5 pupil at the school.

School headteacher, Rhian Jones, is proud the children have helped to raise the money in memory of Miles.

She said: “Miles was in Year 5, 10 years old, when he was diagnosed with a brain tumour. He passed away last Easter after he was ill.

“The whole school took part in this – we’re only a tiny school with 26 children, and all of them wore a hat for the day.

“We set up a JustGiving page and we were just amazed by the response. People donated a lot of money, even some people we didn’t even know.

“It was really lovely.”

Through an online fundraiser, a total of £932 was raised in memory of Miles, who was a big cricket fan.

Mrs Jones said the school will hope to remember Miles with a cricket-themed event once it is permitted.

She said: “The Wear a Hat event is a national fundraiser for Brain Tumour Research. It is an event which is held every year.

“It isn’t something we’ll do every year – we know Miles loved cricket, so we want to hold a memorial cup for him next time when we are able to play cricket again.”

She added: “Miles’ mum Laura has been amazing and brought in Easter Eggs for all the pupils on the day.”

The school has thanked everyone who donated to the fundraiser.

Anyone wishing to donate can still do so at