AN anonymous benefactor has stepped forward to pay for the funeral of little McKenzie Yates.

McKenzie, four, united Barnsley with his brave battle against his terminal brain tumours and - after enjoying a last family holiday to Center Parcs - he lost his fight just after his birthday.

His funeral will be today at St John's Church in Cudworth at 2pm, and the family say anyone would be welcome to go and pay their respects.

Mum Stacey said: "Just wana say a massive thankyou to the WAB Crew for your suport from the begining of McKenzie til the end. You have been fab and I would be honoured to allow any guys who would like to attend McKenzie's send off to the angels.

"He was fantastic and we know he held on for his weekend holiday at Center Parcs. We have brill memories - especially when a duck bit his finger."

The family do not know who has picked up the tab for McKenzie's send off - but would like to say thankyou.