THE Helensburgh community is rallying round the family of a teenager who died suddenly this week.

An online fund-raiser has been set up after Jamie Haughie passed away at the age of just 17.

More than £1,000 had been donated within an hour of the launch of the fund-raiser on Friday morning, with tributes for the late teen flooding in on social media.

A message posted on the GoFundMe page by organiser, Kimberley Haughie, said: "So, as everyone now knows, my little cousin Jamie Haughie passed away in his sleep during the night.

"Losing someone is devastating but losing a boy who had not long turned 17 is absolutely heartbreaking, Jamie had so much life still ahead of him to enjoy with his loved ones and friends, but life is extremely cruel.

"Jamie was the nicest wee guy you ever could meet and would not walk past anyone in the street if he knew them or not without saying 'Hi'.

"He did not deserve to lose his life so young.

"This has taken us all by surprise and we as a family are in an extreme state of shock at this moment in time.

"Having just laid our uncle to rest in September to now having to lay Jamie is incredibly difficult for us and also very difficult financially.

"We wouldn’t want to give Jamie anything other than the best send off we can possibly give him.

"If Jamie has touched your heart in any way, if you have anything to spare towards helping us give him a great send off, we as a family would be so very appreciative and it would mean a lot to us.

"If you cannot contribute please could you do a little share, it would also mean a lot to us. Thank you."

You can donate to the fund-raiser here, or by visiting