Callum will live on with charity for sick children

A memorial service is to be held for Callum Pite later this month.
A memorial service is to be held for Callum Pite later this month.
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Friends of a Pinchbeck teenager who died of cancer are to pay tribute to him at a memorial service later this month – and help boost a charity launched in his name.

Callum Pite (14) fought a two-and-a-half year battle with a rare form of bone cancer but died on New Year’s Day.

The Callum Pite’s Smile Charity will provide distraction and experiences for teenagers undergoing treatment for cancer and their families in Lincolnshire, Cambridgeshire and Norfolk.

A memorial service at St Mary and St Nicolas Church in Spalding will support the charity and raise money for a remembrance garden at Sir John Gleed School which he attended.

Headteacher Janet Daniels said: “Callum was such a popular student and right from the start when they heard he had died his friends wanted to do something special for him.

“I have been so impressed with how mature the students have been in dealing with the loss of their friend.

“It’s so easy to focus on bad things. They are not always angels or top of the league tables but this is all down to them.

“And to the inspirational teenager Callum was.

“He never felt sorry for himself and if you asked him how he was he always said I’m fine.

“The service will be emotional but will also be a celebration of the teenager Callum was.”

Friends will celebrate the life of the Liverpool Football Club supporter at the service on Tuesday, February 26, at 4pm.