Brandon bench

Bench in memory of teenage cancer victim Brandon Hall is unveiled in the school garden at Newbattle Community High School.''Brandons Nana Irene Hall & auntie Tracey Forsyth hand over a cheque Head Teacher Colin Taylor, sitting on the bench is Brandon's mum Catherine .''Pupils are Arran Thomson, Laura Thomson, Mark Falls & Katie Freeland.
Bench in memory of teenage cancer victim Brandon Hall is unveiled in the school garden at Newbattle Community High School.''Brandons Nana Irene Hall & auntie Tracey Forsyth hand over a cheque Head Teacher Colin Taylor, sitting on the bench is Brandon's mum Catherine .''Pupils are Arran Thomson, Laura Thomson, Mark Falls & Katie Freeland.

THE bench in memory of tragic teenager Brandon Hall was unveiled at his old school last week.

Brandon, from Newtongrange, was just 19 when he died in February this year, after a 20-month battle with cancer. Dobbies Garden Centre donated the bench and the family paid for the plaque to go on it, which will now sit in Newbattle Community High School’s garden.

Headteacher Colin Taylor said: “Brandon was a very likeable lad with a great sense of humour. It is a fitting tribute to a lad who was very popular with staff and pupils at the school.

“He was an inspiration to us all in the way he dealt with his terminal illness. When he found out he had cancer he was determined to try and beat the disease and showed tremendous resolve. And he was keen to help other teenagers with cancer by organising fundraising events and talks.”