A SCHOOLBOY who wrote a song in memory of a terminally ill girl is donating the proceeds to charity.

Ryan Lawrie, 16, wrote You're Free after being contacted on Facebook by a young girl suffering from a brain tumour.

Since then the song has climbed to No 39 in the iTunes download charts, and he has decided to give his profits to Yorkhill Children's Foundation.

The girl, who he believed was about his age, told him she was a big fan of his music and asked him to write a song for her.

Ryan, a pupil at Coatbridge High School, promised to write something in the next couple of weeks. But the next time he tried to contact her he found out she had died.

Determined to honour his promise, Ryan wrote the song. He said: "It is about being free from the pain that you had when you were alive. She's in a better place and happy again."