A TEENAGER who lost his mum to cancer and then his job has been "innundated" with offers of help from the public and £10,000 in cash.

The Evening Times revealed how Kyle Laird, 17, from Coatbridge, was facing financial hardship and the loss of his home after his mum Tracy died shortly after Christmas and then he was paid off by his employers.

Kyl's uncle, Pete, set up a fundraising page shortly after with the hope of raising £3,000 to help his nephew get by.

Since then, the teenager has received 40 offers of employment and thousands of pounds has been pledged by generous donors.

He has also been offered free driving lessons to make him more attractive to would-be employers.

He now has full-time employment on the horizon and a new tenancy agreement on his family home.

He said: "It’s amazing what people have done for me.

“I’m not great at showing my emotions but I’ll never be able to thank everyone enough. It’s overwhelming.

“It’s crazy to think about how many people have read my storyl difficult to process.

“The amount of job offers that have come through is amazing and I’m looking forward to getting to work and being able to stay in my home."