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Terminally ill teen arranged for flowers to be delivered to girlfriend day after he died

LIFESTYLE
By Mirror | February 9th 2015

A terminally ill teenager arranged for flowers to be delivered to his girlfriend and family the day after his death.

Caring Jak Trueman, 15, raised funds for charity throughout his six-month battle with a rare form of blood cancer.

And last Tuesday, the day after he tragically died, his girlfriend Hannah Boyd and family received flowers he had arranged to be delivered, the Daily Record reports.

Mum Alison Barr revealed today that Jack had sent flowers to her, his gran and Hannah.

They were accompanied by handwritten messages.

Alison, from Mid Calder, West Lothian, said: “When I got the flowers from my ?beautiful son, I just fell apart.”

Yesterday, a charity ?football game in Jak’s honour at Livingston FC’s stadium raised more than £13,200.

Rangers legend Nacho Novo took time out of his honeymoon to play alongside ex-Celtic star Frank McAvennie, former Rangers men Marvin Andrews and Neil Alexander and Livingston’s Mark Burchill, Darren Jamieson and Callum Fordyce.

More than 4000 spectators queued to watch the match at Livi’s stadium between Jak’s former team Mid Calder Colts and teachers from his school West Calder High.

Novo, who met the schoolboy a few days before he passed away, said: “It means a lot to me to be here. Jak was a very, very nice boy.”

McAvennie added: “I knew I had to take part. Jak was a tremendous character.”

Jak’s mum Allison Barr, of Mid Calder, broke down as she gave a speech before the kick-off and thanked the community for their support following the death of her “beautiful boy”.

The cash from yesterday's game will go towards the charity Jak was working to establish to support other youngsters suffering from cancer – called Team Jak.

A service celebrating his short life will be held beforehand at Kirk O Calder in Mid Calder at 11am.

Mum Alison said: "I'd like everyone to wear Royal Blue and Rangers scarves. Flowers are welcome too.

"Jak requested this himself and everyone is welcome."

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