Published: 13:03, 02 September 2020
| Updated: 13:07, 02 September 2020
There will be a sponsored run this weekend in memory of Jayden Powell, the teenager who lost his life due to a brain tumour just over two years ago.
Jayden, an Aylesford School pupil from West Malling , had travelled to a specialist clinic in Germany for immunotherapy treatment, which is not available on the NHS, after a public appeal raised £300,000 to support the trip.
At first, he seemed to respond well to the treatment, but sadly died two weeksbefore his 18th birthday.
Hundreds of well-wishers turned out for his funeral
The tragedy came after initial rejoicing when an optician giving Jayden an eye test in 2016, when he was just 16, first diagnosed a brain tumour and Jayden subsequently underwent a long bout of surgery.
The operation seemed to be successful, leading his parents Steve and Hayley to believe his life had been saved.
Tragically, the tumour returned .
His friends and family subsequently set up a charity - FamilyForeverJP - to raise funds to help others in a similar situation by providing a respite holiday break at the Romney Sands Holiday Park for those who have lost a son, daughter, brother, sister, mother or father to cancer.
The sponsored run organised by James Shaw is on Sunday, September 6, and will be a distance of around 3.5 miles, starting at The Malta Inn in Aylesford at 11am and finishing at Jayden's grave in Maidstone Cemetery off the Sutton Road.
Mr Shaw said: "I hope as many people as possible will come down and join me."
Mr Shaw was a friend of Jayden's at secondary school, and he said: "I still miss him."
Money will be raised on the day through donation buckets