Schoolboy, 12, who died on Christmas Day is to have horse-drawn funeral cortege

A young schoolboy who died on Christmas Day is to have a horse-drawn funeral cortege.

Cason Hallwood, 12, died on December 25 just hours after enjoying the festivities with his family in Winsford, Cheshire.

The youngster, who had asthma and allergies, is believed to have died from an anaphylactic shock.

Cason, who leaves behind his mum, Louise, and three brothers – twins Cowen and Corley, 18, and Caiden, 13, will be laid to rest next Friday (January 15).

The funeral will take place at Birches Crematorium and Remembrance Park on Birches Lane at 2pm, reports CheshireLive.

Mum, Louise revealed her son will have a fitting send off as he is taken to his home on Wharton Gardens by a white-horse drawn carriage.

Cason Hallwood (second right) with his brothers and mum, Louise, on Christmas Day

The carriage will arrive at Cason’s home at around 12.30pm and he will then be taken back to Fowles Funeral Services and then through the town centre and to the crematorium.

After the service the family will be going to Cason’s tree to lay flowers.

Family friend, Sam Decruz, set up a Go Fund Me page to help raise money for Cason’s funeral.

So far the community have rallied round and donated more than £15,000 to support the family.

She said: “They can’t hold a wake for him due to lockdown again but the family are going all out for him and rightly so.

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“We want to thank everyone for their amazing support.”

Cason was a Year 9 student at Winsford Academy. Stuart Bailey described Cason as a ‘charming young man.’

He said: “My son Chris was best mates with him, I met the lad a few times and honestly thought what a charming young man he was.”

Julie Marie Nicholson also noted how Cason and Chris were really close.

She said: “Chris and Cason were a pair together, always laughing.

“I had them all for tea once, he was so polite and friendly, I’m sure Chris and the rest of the crazy gang will miss him dearly.”

Anyone who would like to support the family can visit the GoFundMe page here.

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