THE family of Koa Brock hailed an "amazing" turnout for balloon releases across Scotland in memory of the tot, who died last week.

Koa, whose dad Barry Brock is from Haddington, sadly passed away after contracting meningitis, and as a tribute, people were asked to release balloons. 

There were balloons released at Hampden Park ahead of yesterday's (Sunday) Scottish Cup semi-final between Rangers, the team Koa's family support, and Celtic. 

Balloons can be seen on the pitch during the game, as pictured below. Image Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

East Lothian Courier:

Meanwhile, an impressive crowd gathered at Haddington's Whittingehame Drive to release their balloons. 

And Mr Brock posted a video on his Facebook page thanking everyone for their support.

In it, he said: "These are the darkest days of our lives but I just want you to know that you've really, really helped me get through this.

"It is so overwhelming, thanks for all your support."

Meanwhile, Rhiannon Underwood, who is from Haddington, wrote on Facebook: "Well what an incredible day thank you to everyone who donated by purchasing a balloon today and a huge thank you to everyone for releasing the balloons for little Koa. It was an incredible sight to see all the balloons in the sky for him 🐻💙

"Times like this really makes me proud to be from East Lothian seeing how the whole community has got behind the family and are helping them through this dark time! Little Koa really has touched the hearts of everyone 

"Finally got chance to count up and we have raised £213 for the family to help them during this difficult time and contribute towards funeral costs."

Balloon releases took place elsewhere in East Lothian and in Dumfries and Galloway, where the family now live.

A JustGiving page has also raised more than £9,000 for parents Barry and Haley Hamilton. 

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