A LANDLADY raised more than £1,700 in memory of a brave boy who died of a rare brain tumour.
Christine Lane ensured the North Star pub in North Hyde Lane, Heston, was packed out until midnight for the charity event on Saturday in honour of Cameron Short.
The 11-year-old, who moved from Heston to Bristol in 2009, died last October after more than a year battling the disease.
His mum, Lorraine Rogers, 30, who grew up in North Hyde Lane, said: "I'm so happy that people are willing to support these children's charities in memory of Cameron. The support we have had is amazing."
Cameron, who used to attend Brentside Primary School in Hanwell, was 'a bright, cheery, happy go lucky' 10-year-old when he was diagnosed in September 2009.
After suffering from migraines and facial changes, it was discovered he had an aggressive tumour normally only found in adults aged over 50.
Parents Lorraine and John Rogers, 25, were optimistic when surgeons removed the tumour, which has only been seen in a handful of children, and Cameron made a recovery.
"Throughout the ordeal Cameron was so brave and never complained," said Lorraine.
"He was such a trooper."
However, shortly after he returned to school last September, another tumour was found in the stem of his brain near the spine.
Lorraine who trained as a hair- dresser at West Thames College and used to work at Scissor Hands in Hounslow High Street, said: "Cameron's dream was for me and his dad to get married so we would be a proper family.
"The doctor gave him steroids to help him get through the wedding day and he danced to Michael Jackson, his idol, all night.
"He had such a great time. I really think he knew that he was going to die."
Despite further treatment, Cameron died at Charlton Farm Hospice on October 20 last year.
Money raised from Saturday's event, which included a tombola and auction, will go towards children's cancer char- ity CLIC Sargent and Charlton Farm Hospice. * To support these charities visit www.camsplace.co.uk.