HOLLYWOOD heart-throb Ryan Gosling has lent his support to a fundraising campaign that aims to set up a respite centre in Stirlingshire in memory of an inspirational young girl who sadly lost her battle with cancer in 2010.

The Eilidh Brown Memorial Fund was set up in memory of Wallace High pupil Eilidh who passed away when she was just 15.

The trust was set up by her father, Gordon Brown,and aims to raise at least �250,000 for the centre, where families affected by cancer can enjoy a holiday.

Gordon, who is also an actor and has appeared in Highroad, worked alongside Ryan Gosling and other Hollywood star Kristin Scott Thomas in the movie 'Only God Forgives', which was filmed in Thailand last year. The film was released in the UK earlier this week.

To coincide with this, the memorial fund has a pair of Thai boxing shorts which Gordon was able to get autographed by the both Ryan and Kristin and is up for grabs via an online raffle to raise additional funds for the trust.

Gordon said: "Ryan is the biggest film star I've worked with. The movie was filmed in Thailand and most of my scenes are with him - I play Gordon, his right hand man and do all his dirty work.

"I was taken aback by his intensity as an actor. We sat together eating meals every day. I was reluctant to ask for help. Eilidh's Trust means the world to me but I didn't want to look like I was begging for help.

"But I realised it's not about me, but for Eilidh's charity and to make sure this respite home gets built." The raffle is open for entries until August 23 and can entered by giving a minimum donation of �10 through a Just Giving page.

Each �10 donation made will qualify as one entry into the draw and each person can enter as many times as they like.

At the close of entries, names of those who have qualified for the draw will be entered into a software that will shuffle and randomly draw the winner.

To enter the raffle visit www.justgiving.com/EBMF-OnlyGodForgivesRaffle