A courageous five-year-old who is fighting leukaemia was chosen as the VIP guest at a Bo’ness pub barbecue to raise vital cash for Cancer Research UK.
Beau Miller of Falkirk, who starts school next month, signed up to take part in the charity’s new fundraising campaign which calls on supporters to host a BBQ this summer.
Beau joined his dad Ross (37), mum Emma Lindsay (32) and nine-month-old baby sister Coco at the sun soaked barbecue in the new pub garden at The Corbie Inn, Bo’ness, which was attended by more than 50 guests and raised a huge £355 for the charity.
Beau’s dad Ross said: “We all had a really great day at the barbecue.
“Everyone there made us feel so special. It made us so proud of Beau to see him running around in the garden enjoying a family day out.
“Beau has been through so much but he’s a brilliant wee boy. Despite everything he’s still got a smile to his face. His final day of treatment for leukaemia after three years is January 31 next year and we’re already counting the days.”
Gail Fairholm, The Corbie Inn landlady, said: “Beau was a wee trooper and we were delighted to have him as our special guest at the pub’s first barbecue.
“We really enjoyed the afternoon and would like to thank everyone who contributed to the barbecue being a huge success.”
Lisa Adams, spokeswoman for Cancer Research UK said: “We’d like to thank Beau and his family for helping us turn up the heat on cancer. Our aim is that one day everyone will beat this devastating disease and the more research we fund, the sooner that day will come.