Funeral arrangements announced for Noah Coates

Noah Coates.
Noah Coates.

A funeral service for Carrickfergus boy, Noah Coates (12), will take place in the town this week.

Noah, who suffered from a rare neurological condition, died yesterday morning (Wednesday).

He was diagnosed with Vanishing White Matter Disease, a form of Leukodystrophy, when he was just three-years-old.

The condition is thought to affect just 250 people worldwide.

Noah’s funeral service will be held in Carrickfergus Elim Church on Saturday, July 20 at 1pm and afterwards to Victoria Cemetery.

A message on the Funeral Times site said: “Donations in lieu of flowers, if desired, to the Children’s Hospice, c/o S. & J. Irvine, 31-35 Irish Quarter South, Carrickfergus, BT38 8BL, (cheques made payable to the charity please).”