Kind young artist sells his work in memory of beloved uncle lost to cancer
Harvey, 10, raises cash for Beatson charity who cared
A kind-hearted school boy who lost his uncle to cancer is raising money for those who cared for him in his last days.
Devoted Harvey Lang, 10, came up with a plan to sell his drawings to collect funds for the Beatson Cancer Charity in memory of Scott Devlin who died in July last year aged just 36.
The Bellsmyre youngster was determined to raise money for the unit where he spent precious time with his uncle before he died.
Proud mum Anne Lang told the Lennox Herald how the Aitkenbar Primary pupil surprised everyone with his entrepreneurial skills.
Speaking on Monday, she said: “He came out of school on Friday and he showed me a drawing he had done.
“He said ‘I’m going to sell my pictures and raise money’. I asked him ‘what for?’ and he said ‘the Beatson’.
“His uncle was treated at the Beatson and passed away eight months ago today.
“Harvey was quite close to him. I don’t think he’s ever far from his thoughts.
“He was in the Beatson for about six months and Harvey was up most weekends. He always put a smile on his uncle’s face.”
Anne put the details of Harvey’s work on Facebook and they were soon inundated with prospective buyers and friends and family ordering custom-made originals.
The mum, who also has seven-year-old twins Carly and Cameron and two-yearold Isla, said: “People started offering money for the pictures.
“A couple of people were asking if he could do other pictures and they would pay him.
“He has raised almost £150. He’s very arty.”
Harvey, who wants to be an architect when he is older, was touched by all of the donations and has been working hard over the weekend to finish his artwork. Anne continued: “He’s really pleased and really shocked at the response.
“You can just see in his face, he’s really happy when you say ‘there’s another £5 or another £10.
“He’s still got another couple of pictures that he is to draw.
“He thinks it’s amazing how people have donated from the kindness of their heart. It’s great seeing his wee face brighten up.”
Harvey’s kind-hearted gesture comes as the Beatson Cancer Charity marks its third anniversary with the announcement over £14million has been pledged since it was formed.
The money has allowed an expansion of a wide range of projects to benefit people affected by cancer including a range of treatments carried out from the Vale of Leven Hospital in Alexandria.
It’s amazing people have donated from the kindness of their heart
Kind gesture Harvey Lang and his drawings which he is selling in memory of his uncle Scott
Close Harvey Lang and his beloved uncle Scott Devlin who passed away after a battle with cancer