A GROUP of kind-hearted locals are fund-raising to name a star in honour of Barnsley tot McKenzie Yates.

McKenzie, four, had been battling against inoperable brain tumours for months and had captured the hearts of locals . He died on Tuesday.

Tributes have been flooding in for the tot and now a group of locals are wanting to raise enough money to name a star in his honour, and get a bench and a plaque with his name on it - so that his parents Stacey and Noah will have something to remember him by.

Anyone who wishes to contribute to the fundraising, should email Katie on katie.dawson6@virginmedia.com.