A FUNDRAISING page has been set up to help a child with terminal cancer fulfil his life's wish.

Eight-year-old Thomas Pearce was diagnosed with a highly aggressive form of tumour called Diffuse Midline Glioma (DMG / DIPG).

It has since spread to other areas of his brain.

Ross Stallion is the best friend and business partner of Thomas' father Gary Pearce.

Ross was the best man at Gary's wedding and had his daughter the same week that Thomas was born. He described them as 'one big family.'

Bournemouth Echo: Ross with his daughter and Gary with his son

He said: "I set up the GoFundMe for my best friend Gary and his family so they can spend what precious time they have left with their eight-year-old boy."

Thomas's last wish is to go on a family trip to Disneyland.

Ross said: "Imagine being in their shoes - balancing the demands of work, constant trips from Bournemouth to London (where he is having extensive radiotherapy in the hope of prolonging his life), trying to pay the bills, bring up the other two boys, Charlie and Josh, and cherishing the precious time they have left with their beloved son.

"Thomas deserves one last family trip of a lifetime. We can help him achieve his big wish of an ultimate Disney holiday."

The GoFundMe page, which was set up on Monday, March 11, has already raised over £8,000 towards its goal of £30,000. This will ensure that Thomas's parents, Gary and Louise, can spend time with their son.

Ross said: "By contributing to this cause, you're not just funding a holiday of a lifetime; you're providing Gary, Louise, Charlie, and Josh with the financial support they need to take time off work, get their bills paid and be by Thomas's side every step of the way.

Thomas is described as 'lovely, bubbly and really happy.'

Ross added: "Think of the joy on Thomas's face as he experiences the holiday of his dreams, surrounded by his family, creating memories that will last their lifetime.

"Let's rally around this courageous young boy and his family, showing them that they're not alone in this journey."

Donate at: https://www.gofundme.com/f/8-year-old-thomas-with-his-last-wishes