HUNDREDS of mourners lined the streets as a 12-year-old schoolboy was given a funeral fit for a prince.

Winsford Academy pupil Cason Hallwood was carried in a white glass carriage, led by two white horses festooned with red ostrich plumes.

Heartbroken mum Louse said: "It was sad but beautiful, everything I wanted it to be for him. Everyone clapped and bowed as he went past.

"I've never seen anything like this. It was like somebody famous. He is only a 12-year-old schoolboy from Winsford.

"He would have loved it looking down saying 'Wow, is this for me'."

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Hundreds of mourners lined the route as Cason's horse drawn carriage was led through the streets of Winsford

Cason's family has been overwhelmed by donations from the local community after more than £15,000 was collected on a Go Fund Me Page to give him a special send-off.

"He had a great big heart,"said Louise. "He was so funny and witty. He was never down or sad, always very boisterous. He was lovely, I miss him so much already."

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The avid Liverpool fan died suddenly after spending Christmas Day with his mum and three brothers, twins Cowen and Corley, 18, and Caiden 13.

Winsford Guardian: Cason, second from right, with mum Louise and three brothers Cason, second from right, with mum Louise and three brothers

Cason, second from right, with mum Louise and three brothers

The family shared a festive dinner with grandparents Helen and Albie before Cason went out to play with friends at Wharton Recreation Park.

It is believed that Cason, who is asthmatic and has a nut allergy, may have died following an anaphylactic shock.

He was given a shot from his epinephrine pen but after this failed to work he was taken to Leighton Hospital where he died a short time later.

Winsford Guardian: Cason was a year 8 student at Winsford AcademyCason was a year 8 student at Winsford Academy

Cason was a year 8 student at Winsford Academy

His family is now raising funds for Alder Hey Hospital Bereavement Centre.

Louise wants to thank everyone for their generosity.

"I still receive gifts and flowers," she said. "The support has been immense and has really helped. Even Liverpool Football Club sent me two letters.

"Somebody I don't even know has given us a free holiday in a caravan to Wales. We will try and go after Covid and have some family time together."

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Cason had 'a great big heart'

After the funeral, flowers were laid at a tree now called 'Cason's tree' in Wharton Recreation Park, where many bouquets and condolence messages have been left.

"We are trying to get a plaque to have Caiden's name attached to his tree," said Louise. "Willow Wood Primary School where he went is getting a bench and my brother has given me a bench for our back garden. Cason's brother Caiden is sanding it down."

Winsford Guardian: Cason's brother Caiden, 13, prepares a memorial bench for the family gardenCason's brother Caiden, 13, prepares a memorial bench for the family garden

Cason's brother Caiden, 13, prepares a memorial bench for the family garden

At the funeral, women wore orange bows, the men had orange ties and girls painted their nails orange to remember Cason's ginger hair.

"Cason was bold and bright," said Louise. "I didn't want him in a car with blacked out windows hidden and private. I wanted him to be seen and to have the best, to go off in style fit for a prince."