FRIENDS and family of a man who died of a brain tumour have raised £600 for charity.
Daniel Cox died last July and his loved ones have raised money for causes which helped him during his illness.
Their second fundraiser, a music event, raised £600 for CLIC Sargent, which cares for children and young people with cancer.
Dee Richardson from CLIC Sargent said: “We are extremely thankful to the Cox family for their kind donation.
“The commitment and energy the family has shown raising this money to help other families who have to make this difficult journey is testament to them. I’m sure Daniel would have been very proud of them.
“It was a beautiful and uplifting concert which truly touched my heart.”
Daniel, the son of Veronica and Adrian Cox, was a former Almondbury High School pupil and was diagnosed with a brain tumour shortly before Christmas 2007. A Clic Sargent support worker drove him to and from hospital for treatment.
He was known as MC WiZe and spoke out against negative messages in rap music and was a volunteer with the Kirklees Youth Offending Team.
Their first fundraising event supported Kirkwood Hospice.
Daniel’s sister, Denise Bryce, chairwoman of Rhyme and Rhythm Productions, brought together a group of gospel singers and musicians for the event at the New Testament Church of God.
She said: “We want to thank people who came along to support us.
“It was a platform for CLIC Sargent. They do a great job.”