TWO kind-hearted schoolboys are attempting to raise £500 in memory of their much-missed mum.

Declan and Finlay Armet were aged just four and two when mum Carly Bull passed away from a brain tumour in August 2012.

Now the youngsters, who are now aged nine and eight respectively, are organising a coffee afternoon in aid of The Brain Tumour Charity.

Proud dad Kevin told the Courier: “I am overwhelmed – I did not know anything about it.

“I work full-time as a mechanic and between childcare, my mum and my sister the kids are cared for.

“When I found out I was a bit shocked and like ‘wow’; I am still grieving over her.

“I am well and truly overwhelmed and so proud of them for taking this step.”

Kevin and Carly first met at a party in Edinburgh but did not see each other again for another few years.

Another party brought the duo back together and they soon got together.

Kevin, of Dunbar’s Lammermuir Crescent, said: “We got chatting and we remembered each other and things led from there.

“She was living in London and I was in Scotland so every Friday I got the train down to London for six weeks, every single Friday.

“My heart just melted for her and I [decided] it was time for me to move down to London.”

The couple moved north of the Border after a year and quickly settled in Dunbar, with Carly becoming an administrator.

But in 2011 Kevin noticed small things indicating something was not quite right.

The 31-year-old said: “I think it all started off with her when we were at my cousin’s house. Carly was changing Declan’s nappy and she just forgot how to do it and did not know how to change it.

“It just stuck in my mind that something was not right there. It was just little things, like her attention span.”

Carly, who was just 29 when she passed away, had her first seizure when she was sitting with Kevin at their home in Innerwick.

Doctors and nurses ran tests, with Carly undergoing MRI and CT scans which revealed a shadow at the front of her brain.

She then underwent an operation in 2011 before chemotherapy and radiotherapy.

Kevin added: “They managed to remove 90 per cent of the tumour. Throughout the treatment they kept the tumour at a bare minimum.

“Then, through 2011 and 2012, Carly suffered from other seizures and it got to the stage where she had a prolonged seizure that lasted over several minutes.

“She went back to the hospital and the tumour had grown and reached the back of her brain and was inoperable.”

The coffee afternoon takes place on Saturday at Dunbar Parish Church Hall.

Kevin said that Declan and Finlay wanted to do something to help the good cause.

He said: “I would say Declan has been very advanced from a young age. He witnessed and experienced her taking seizures. It has stuck in his head.

“Finlay was younger and just adapting and he has not got as many memories about his mum as Declan has, but is at that stage now where I have sat down and explained what happened with Carly.

“They are at that stage now where they want to try to help, for understanding and for people to be more aware.”

A representative from the charity will also be on hand at the event, which runs from 1pm to 3pm.