The family of an Orpington child who died in a reported hit and run incident are planning to set up a trust to raise funds for care services and other bereaved families.

Josh Osborne died at the age of 11 after being hit by a car driven by a pensioner in Court Lane, Orpington, last April 13.

But despite the tragic incident, Josh was still able to help save four other people's lives by organ donation.

His family now hopes to help even more people by launching a trust fund under his name.

‘Joshy’s Heart of Gold’ will raise money to support children in intensive care units, to support emergency services and to support families who have lost a child.

In a description of Josh his family said: “Josh was the sweetest, kindest most loving boy, who never liked to see anyone upset.

"He was always helping people and had a true heart of gold."

Josh's family have raised just under £400 in a tremendous bid to give back to the hospital which treated Josh after the accident.

The money was raised during a fundraiser, in which his sisters created angel-winged photo frames, wooden hearts of gold and boxed golden hearts with Josh's initials on them.

The family created a Just Giving page on January 12, at the time Josh would have turned 12.

At the time of publishing, his donation page had raised £818.

Speaking on the response, Josh's mother, Victoria Battman, said: “I am really happy with the response so far; I want to raise as much as I can.

“The more we can raise the more we can spend on families dealing with bereavement.

“It has been an awful year and this has really helped us."

The family have also launched a petition called ‘Josh's Law’ which would see a change in how elderly drivers can reapply for their licence.

They said the driver involved in the incident was not fit to be driving and should not have received a new licence, so called for a GP to have to verify new licenses for over 70s.

At the time of publishing, the petition had 2,160 signatures out of the needed 2500.

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