The family of a Sudbury boy who died just five days after being diagnosed with a brain tumour has thanked charity supporters ahead of the 10-year anniversary of his death. 

Arran Tosh died aged 13 on June 7, 2014, just days after a visit to the optician led to a brain tumour diagnosis. 

The family of the Hedingham Secondary School pupil launched The Smile of Arran Trust in his memory which supports children and families affected by brain tumours through dedicated 'Arran Grants' in partnership with Young Lives Vs Cancer (CLIC Sargent).

East Anglian Daily Times: Arran Tosh with his parents Stephen and Alison and sisters Chloe and AbbieArran Tosh with his parents Stephen and Alison and sisters Chloe and Abbie (Image: Tosh Family)

Abbie Tosh, one of Arran's two sisters, said: "Arran was a fun, loving little boy who had a huge thirst for life.

"He loved football, acting and singing, and more than anything loved his friends and family."

She continued: "To put into perspective where the donations go, last year alone £8,250 was donated to the Young Lives Vs Cancer ‘Arran grant’ and, in as little as four hours, all the money was distributed to families who need it.

"This money was allocated to 57 individual young cancer patients up and down the UK. Over the last 10 years we have raised over £200,000 for The Smile of Arran Trust.

"Thank you doesn’t seem big enough for all the support we have received as a family over the past 10 years, but thank you.

"We cannot believe it has been ten years since our beautiful boy was taken from us when his life was only just beginning.

"However, through the constant support the charity receives Arran’s memory will live on forever."

East Anglian Daily Times: Arran with his mum AlisonArran with his mum Alison (Image: Tosh Family)

On July 20, the charity's final SMiLE music festival will take place at AFC Sudbury with 90's alternative group The Farm and rock superstars Toploader announced as headliners. 

The charity has also just launched The Smile of Arran 100 Club which will allow supporters to enter a draw to win a cash prize every month.

Tickets are £1 each and the draw will take place on the last Friday of each month. 

Those interested or looking to buy tickets should email