ALMOST £7,000 has been raised for a children's charity in memory of a young man killed in a camping tragedy.
Paul Keegan, 22, of Birkby, was with friends camping in the Lake District when he fell down a ravine in April.
A collection at his funeral and a fundraising raffle and auction at the Spinks Nest pub in Birkby where he was a regular has raised the huge amount.
The event, in August, brought in £5,262 on top of the £1,600 collected at Paul's funeral at St Patrick's Church on New North Road in Huddersfield.
All the money has gone to the West Yorkshire Forget-Me-Not Trust which aims to build a children's hospice at Brackenhall.
It is the most money the charity has ever received from a funeral.
The event aimed to pay for a bench in the garden at the Spinks Nest in memory of Paul, but the figure just spiralled upwards.
Paul's sister, Laura, said: "Paul adored children and we will be able to see the results locally where the money has gone."
The hospice will be for children from Huddersfield and Halifax and the site backs on to playing fields at All Saints High School where Paul was educated.
Laura added: "A phenomenal amount of money has been raised and Paul's family would like to say a very sincere thanks for all the support we have had.
"It has been unbelievable."