A LANCASHIRE businessman has been inspired by the tragic death of a young family member to donate 10 per cent of his company’s commissions over the next two months to charity.

Myles Cunliffe, 41, managing director of Get Me Car Finance in Brockhall Village, was hit hard by the loss of relative Cameron Duxbury from ulcerative colitis at the age of just 20.

Cameron, from Egerton, was his sister’s nephew and Mr Cunliffe is close to the family.

He said: “When I learnt of Cameron’s passing, it really hit me and my family hard.

“I can’t imagine the pain and heartbreak of his immediate family.

“Cameron was my sister and brother-in-law’s nephew, and I grew up playing cricket locally with Cameron’s dad, Nigel.

“I just can’t bear to think of what they are going through, as well as his mum, Cherise, and sister, Caitlin.

“So it’s close to my heart and I’ll do what I can to do my best to raise awareness for the charity and get donations.”

Cameron, a former Turton School student who was known for playing football for Bromley Cross FC, had been diagnosed with the disease just six weeks before it claimed his life.

Speaking after the news broke Dave Norris, club vice-chairman and under-21s coach, said: “It was a shock to all his team mates and myself to receive the devastating news.

“Cameron was a young, respectful gentleman and a huge credit to himself, his parents, family, friends, team mates, the club and this community.”

He had been described as fit and healthy before the disease struck.

His family were devastated and hope to raise as much awareness as possible about the disease.

They have already raised over £18,000 for ulcerative colitis charities which will now be boosted with donations from Mr Cunliffe.

Mr Cunliffe has decided that the money the company donates will be split between UK charity Crohn’s and Colitis, which works to support people afflicted with both Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, and anti-poverty organisation Fareshare.

This comes after Get Me Car Finance Had already decided to donate to anti-poverty charities, having been inspired by footballer Marcus Rashford’s campaign, an idea credited to director Shaun Gill.

To find out more about Crohn’s and Colitis, go to: https://www.crohnsandcolitis.org.uk/.

To donate to Cameron Duxbury’s fundraiser, go to: https://justgiving.com/fundraising/cameronduxbury.