A song inspired by a mum-of-three with terminal cancer is hoped to raise over £1,500 by Christmas.

Max Gray, of Oakridge Avenue, Radlett, wrote and composed an emotional song to pay tribute to the “brave” Sandra Hamilton, who has non-Hodgkins Lymphoma.

Four months after releasing the emotional I can’t handle it, the ambitious 14-year-old has made over £1,100 for cancer charities by selling the single on iTunes.

Max, who goes to Haberdashers Boys’ School in Aldenham Road, Elstree, said: “I am so amazed we have raised all this money, it is quite remarkable when you think about it.

“But I am appealing for more people to buy our single to help us raise as much as we can for cancer, so people like Sandra will not have to suffer in the future.

“It is the perfect Christmas present or stocking filler, it is so cheap but can make so much difference to cancer charities.

“It would be really amazing to raise £1,500 by Christmas.”

The song is sung by Mrs Hamilton’s niece, 14-year-old Francesca Harris, who lives in Colrdige Way, Borehamwood.

Francesca, who goes to the Jewish Free School, in Kingsbury, agreed to take part in the charity project to encourage her aunt to believe in herself.

Mrs Hamilton, who is 53, and is best friends with Max’s mum, Janine, was diagnosed with the disease five years ago.

The trio were invited to Spain to air the song on the Marbella-based Talk Europe radio station, and have already been invited back next year to do another show.

Mrs Hamilton, of Aylmer Drive, Stanmore, said: “It is unbelievable that two teenagers with no experience could do this.

“What they managed to do with such little experience really gives me Goosebumps. It has been so well received. It would be great if we could make our Christmas target.”

To buy the song, visit www.icanthandleit.co.uk