A song has been written and released in memory of a much-loved man who died from cancer.
Robin Lal was diagnosed with a brain tumour in December 2009.
In early January 2010, he underwent surgery to remove the tumour, followed by a course of radiotherapy and chemotherapy. But the tumour became aggressive in November 2011, and Robin died in March 2012, aged 25.
The single, With You, is now available on iTunes and was written by Rochelle Frost and YKM.
The lyrics include the lines: “Thinking of those times when his mother held him tight/Her love will never fail even when he lost his fight/As they go on in life with the scars that need to heal/And how is it so/That someone close should ever go.”
His mother Chris, of Wentworth Road, Bilton, said her son had so many qualities.
“He was handsome, clever, kind, quick-witted, strong, courageous and brave,” she added.
“Robin was a very special person, a bright light, a ray of sunshine, a unique individual, who always thought of others. I couldn’t have wished for a more supportive son.
“Robin was also a great brother to Richard and friend to many.”
His mother said all through his treatments, he never once moaned and handled everything in his stride.
A number of fundraising events have taken place in Robin’s memory. Robin initially wanted to raise £100 – but £12,000 has so far been raised.
The charities are The Willow Foundation, which grants wishes for seriously ill young people, The Brain Tumour Charity and Myton Hospice, which cared for Robin.
Chris said: “The Willow Foundation was very close to Robin’s heart, having experienced a special day out with his dad, Bhim, in 2010.”
A music event in Dunchurch recently raised £903 for each charity. Chris said: “We would like to thank everybody.”
Visit http://www.justgiving.com/robin17 to donate.