A boy who is being treated in the USA for a rare form of cancer has written a heartfelt letter to fundraisers at his school.
Adrian Secareanu, 12, is currently undergoing proton therapy in Jacksonville, Florida, for a tumour in his neck and jaw.
The youngster, of Overslade, Rugby, is the only child in the UK and the third child in the world to be diagnosed with a mucoepidermoid tumour.
In response to Adrian’s remarkable story, Princethorpe College house co-ordinator Laura Miller rallied support and held a charity day involving over 600 pupils, 60 members of staff and scores of balloons.
The aim was to raise thousands for Kids n Cancer , the charity supporting Adrian and his family.
“I will be thinking about you all today,” wrote Adrian.
“I hope the weather stays good and that you have fun, but most of all I hope to be back in school soon.”
Dressed in the green, yellow, red and blue of their house colours, pupils streamed onto the all-weather pitch to began their epic balloon message of hope.
Balloons were tied to the netting to spell out Kids n Cancer with pupils donating cash to write a message of hope for Adrian on a separate balloon tree displayed in the college’s chapel.
To an accompanying upbeat open air soundtrack, the vibe was more akin to a festival with teachers tying knots and children racing after stray balloons.
Following a mass Mexican wave the coloured message was complete; hundreds of bobbing balloons saluting the support being given to one little boy thousands of miles away.
Staff and students at Princethorpe College hope to raise more than £1,000.