A LOCAL group has raised over £800 to support children diagnosed with terminal cancer.

Caleb’s Trio of Hope (CTH), a newly established charity, aims to provide both financial and emotional support to families of youngsters receiving palliative cancer care.

Clydebank Post: All smiles!All smiles! (Image: Caleb's Trio of Hope)The Clydebank group was set up by Karen Stirrat whose young son Caleb has been living with atypical teratoid rhabdoid since 2019.

Following its successful application for charitable status, CTH recently hosted a sold-out ladies' afternoon tea.

Clydebank Post: Some of the prizes donated by local businessesSome of the prizes donated by local businesses (Image: Caleb's Trio of Hope)The event was held at the Twisted Thistle on Sunday, September 10.

There was a familiar face in attendance on the day as former X-Factor star Nicholas McDonald entertained the crowd.

Clydebank Post: Guests also enjoyed a raffle and music by DJ DisColl.

The money raised will go towards a variety of the charity’s support initiatives.

Clydebank Post: Karen said: “For every £10 we raise we can help provide a family with lunch whilst caring for their child in hospital.

“For every £30 we can help with transport costs to attend hospital appointments. For every £50 we can fulfil a child’s wish whilst they are living in the hospital.

“For every £100 we can help tick off a bucket list wish for a child on palliative care. Clydebank Post: Nicholas McDonald entertained the crowdNicholas McDonald entertained the crowd (Image: Caleb's Trio of Hope)Clydebank Post: DJ DisCollDJ DisColl (Image: Caleb's Trio of Hope)Clydebank Post: Caleb's Trio of HopeCaleb's Trio of Hope (Image: Caleb's Trio of Hope)Clydebank Post:

"On top of this, we also aim to help fund pediatric brain tumour research with 40 per cent of funds raised throughout the year going towards this."