Mourners line up street to bid goodbye to 5-year-old Charlie Procter who said 'sorry' to mother before dying of cancer
Charlie Proctor was diagnosed with a very rare type of brain tumor around three years ago and passed away early November
Dozens of mourners lined the streets outside St. Paul's church in Oswaldtwistle in Lancashire on Thursday, November 22. Many people stood silently outside the church to pay their last respects to brave little Charlie Proctor who passed away due to cancer.
The five-year-old had been diagnosed with a rare type of brain tumor around three years ago and lost the battle to cancer in November this year. The little boy died in his mother's arms after telling his mother, "I don't know what to do anymore" and "Mummy, I'm so sorry for this". Many friends and family had come together to support Charlie's family through the difficult time.
The hearse was covered with floral tributes reading 'Charlie' and his coffin was green in color covered in superheroes from children's TV series 'PJ Masks'.
Before the service, Charlie's mother Amber Schofield took to Facebook to share, "We've had a lot of people asking if they can pay their respects to Charlie and there are so many amazing people who have supported and helped try to save our Charlie that we would like to welcome everyone."
In a tribute at his funeral, the mum and dad of Charlie Proctor said they were so lucky to be his parents and are utterly heartbroken over his death pic.twitter.com/iegd1oRZxF— 2BR (@2br) November 22, 2018
"Although everyone is welcome to the service, after this, we ask that only those who are close to Charlie join us in Charlie's celebration of life," she continued.
"Thank you again to everyone who has supported my baby. I will never forget how much, not only our town came together, but also how much the world came together. We are forever grateful. You have given me strength in my hardest times."
Little Charlie Proctor died on November 9 and a heart-broken Amber shared that Charlie was her "best friend" and "biggest inspiration". The little boy's parents Amber and Ben had managed to raise around £360,000 for life-saving treatment in the US but were informed last month that Charlie was too sick to get treatment and the cancer was not going to go away. Charlie was first diagnosed with Hepatoblastoma in February 2016.
He then went into remission from liver cancer after undergoing a surgery at the Birmingham Children's Hospital but died not long after. In recent months, thousands of people have come together to help raise money and funding. The campaign was also supported by celebrities such as pop star Pink.