A GRIEVING couple have handed over almost £6,000 to the hospital that cared for their son.

Graeme and Ruth Tosh are still coping with the tragic loss of their beloved boy Callum, who recently lost his battle with cancer last month aged only 12.

They want to thank local DJ Stephen Connon, pictured, for raising £3,400 towards the fund in their son's name and Callum's football club, St Andrew's BC, for donating £2,400 to go to the Schiehallion Ward at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children.

An additional £200 was gifted from a retirement collection at Callum's granda Crawford McKechnie's funeral in February, which his nanny Margaret McKechnie wished to be passed on to Callum's ward.

Stephen, 32, has been running a Facebook page raffling off prizes to support local good causes to keep people's spirits up during lockdown and it has grown rapidly and now has 5,000 members.

When he heard about Callum's passing he decided to do something in his honour.

Callum's dad Graeme, 44, said: "A lady called Lynn Foreman, who had a connection to Mr Connon, contacted Callum's St Andrews 2008 team and he offered to make a donation to Callum's fund.

"The family were very grateful and asked if any monies raised could be donated on Callum's behalf to the fund for the Schiehallion Ward, where Callum received such excellent care.

"Along with the raffles, Mr Connon also did an online benefit gig to raise money for the same fund.

"We are truly grateful for all the generosity shown and think Mr Connon and the people working in his page deserve some recognition."

Stephen and friend Angela Mains have been raffling off donations and giving the profits to care homes and juvenile football clubs during the pandemic and he said he was only too happy to help Callum's fund as well.

Stephen said: "I looked at Callum's story and my head just dropped.

"I've a wee girl myself and I couldn't think what Callum's parents had been put through."

Tributes have poured in for Callum, who was also a cherished member of 2nd Gourock Boys' Brigade and a popular pupil at Moorfoot Primary and Clydeview Academy.

Stephen kickstarted the fund with a one-hour online benefit gig which raised £385 in one hour.

He said he thought it would be a nice gesture to let Callum's parents Graeme and Ruth hand over the cheque to the ward.

Stephen said: "We felt it would be fitting if they presented it.

"Graeme could not praise all the medical staff enough for what they had done."