Tributes have been paid to an “inspirational” Hedingham School boy who died from a brain tumour while raising money for a cancer charity.

Arran Tosh, 13, was unaware of his own illness when he started fundraising for Cancer Research UK, with the tumour only being found a few days before he died.

The popular teenager had already raised £600 with a pledge to shave his head at the end of term, but after his diagnosis hundreds of donors increased the total to over £11,000.

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