Sheffield teen battling cancer gets £11,000 boost from hotel where he worked

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A Sheffield teenager battling brain cancer has been given an £11,000 boost by staff at the hotel where he worked.

Carter Lax, of High Green, was diagnosed in January with stage four brain cancer - the most advanced level of the disease.

Staindrop Lodge barman Connor Brunt presents one of two cheques to Carter's mum Becki and step dad Chris

Staindrop Lodge barman Connor Brunt presents one of two cheques to Carter's mum Becki and step dad Chris

Staff at Staindrop Lodge Hotel, in Chapeltown, where the 16-year-old had begun his first job just weeks before, rallied round to raise money for Carter and his family.

They held various events, culminating with a charity night at the hotel featuring The Voice singer Paul Pashley, where more than 200 guests helped lift the total to a massive £11,550.

Amy Ryan, the hotel's general manager, said: "Carter is hugely popular with everyone here. He came on work experience and left such a mark we invited him to return when he was old enough to work here, which he did.

"Everyone was determined to do something to help when they heard about his diagnosis, and hopefully this money will help Carter and his family create as many wonderful memories as possible."