A FUNDRAISING appeal has been set up in honour of a Scots lad who died while on a lads' holiday in Benidorm.

Billy Black battled type one diabetes and is understood to have slipped into a diabetic coma on October 8.

On Tuesday, heartbroken friends set up a Go Fund Me page and raced to raise the £5,000 fundraising target to bring the 18-year-old home to his family in Edinburgh.

It said: "Our beloved son, brother, uncle, nephew was taken from us while he was on holiday in Benidorm.

"Billy had diabetes type 1 and unfortunately didn’t look after his body like he should have.

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"At such a sad and devastating time we are currently trying to raise funds to bring Billy home to where he belongs with his family in Edinburgh.

"We ask for any donations or spare change you have to help us bring him home to his family!"

The target was smashed in just 12 hours with the current total sat at a staggering £7,709.

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Friends took to the comments to pay tribute to the teen.

One wrote: "Rest in peace Bills, love and miss you always."

Another said: "Gone to soon but never forgotten."

While one added: "Fly high sweetie."