Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 27 August 2014

Oscar Knox: Hundreds of lanterns launched across Belfast to remember 'Wee Oscar'

Personal trainer Danielle Johnston who received death threats  over her Facebook post
Personal trainer Danielle Johnston who received death threats over her Facebook post
Sunday Life Spirit of Northern Ireland Awards. Overall winner Wee Oscar Knox presented by Martin Breen and Britain's Got Talent Finalist Jordan O'Keefe
Sunday Life Spirit of Northern Ireland Awards. Overall winner Wee Oscar Knox presented by Martin Breen and Britain's Got Talent Finalist Jordan O'Keefe

Hundreds of lanterns have speckled the sky across Belfast in memory of 'Wee' Oscar Knox.

They were launched across the city, lighting up the night sky to remember one of Northern Ireland's little heroes.

A ceremony to celebrate the life of Oscar - who died after a long battle against an aggressive form of cancer - took place on Sunday.

A Mass of Angels was held at St Bernard's Church in Glengormley this morning  - with people  encouraged to join a procession from the hospice which to St Bernard's Church.

Since Oscar’s parents announced on Friday that their darling boy had “gained his angel wings” the previous day, thousands more have been donated to the Children’s Hospice.

Donations in lieu of flowers to the hospice, where he spent his final days, have raised more than £22,000 since his death with groups which are part of Wee Oscar’s Neuroblastoma Children's Cancer Alliance team having reached £599,000 by last night.

The money has been donated to the Alliance, which paid tribute to the five-year-old.

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