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VIDEO: Funeral for young boy who raised thousands for charity

11 year-old Reece Puddington was an inspiration to tens-of thousands of people.

His online blog, describing his fight 6 year with cancer attracted 38-thousand followers from across the world.

Today, hundreds lined the streets of Whitstable to pay their respects. Sarah Saunders reports.

Funeral takes place of brave Kent youngster

The funeral has taken place of an 11-year-old boy from Kent who battled cancer and gained thousands of supporters worldwide.

Reece Puddington from Seasalter spent more than half his life fighting the disease but died last month after raising thousands of pounds for charity.

Hundreds of people turned out to pay their respects to the brave youngster.

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Funeral of young boy who raised thousands for chairty

Reece lost his battle with cancer last month, aged just 11-years-old Credit: Facebook

The funeral will be held today of an 11-year-old boy from Kent who battled cancer and gained thousands of supporters worldwide.

Reece Puddington from Seasalter spent more than half his life fighting the disease but died last month after raising thousands of pounds for charity.

"Let me go" says boy with cancer

Reece Puddington at home Credit: Facebook

An 11-year-old boy suffering from cancer has revealed that he and his family have taken the agonising decision not to undergo further treatment.

Reece Puddington, from Whistable, has been blogging about his fight with the disease since he was five-years-old.

Eleven year old was diagnosed with cancer in 2008 Credit: Facebook

He was diagnosed with neuroblastoma, a cancer of the nervous system, in 2008. Last month, the family drew up a bucket list of things he wants to do before he dies. It included building a hobbit house in his garden.

The move has led to an emotional response from his supporters. Melanie Hill wrote on his Facebook page: ‘Reece you are so very brave, love to your family to stay strong.’

Reece’s list of things to do included meeting Johnny Depp and having a Hobbit house built in his back garden in Whitstable, Kent