An overwhelming response

Yorkshire Building Society Fundraising For Aidan'Paul Barron(Branch manager), Daniel Smith(Aidan's brother), Vicki Smith(Aidan's mum), Karl Smith(Aidan's dad)
Yorkshire Building Society Fundraising For Aidan'Paul Barron(Branch manager), Daniel Smith(Aidan's brother), Vicki Smith(Aidan's mum), Karl Smith(Aidan's dad)
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An overwhelming community response has led to thousands of pounds being raised to help support a brave tot – and the total is set to climb.

Around £3,500 has already poured in for little Aidan Jackowiak Smith, since the Gazette first told of his ordeal at the beginning of May.

Staff from Morrisons present the cheque to Aidan Jackowiak Smith and his family.

Staff from Morrisons present the cheque to Aidan Jackowiak Smith and his family.

The two-year-old, who lives in Shilbottle with mum Vikki Jackowiak, dad Karl Smith and older brother Daniel Jackowiak, has a condition so unique that there is no specific diagnosis.

A fund-raising campaign is up and running to help fund his many hospital trips, including to London’s Great Ormond Street.

As part of this, representatives from Alnwick’s Morrisons store presented a cheque for £500 to the family on Saturday, raised through the staff social fund.

A number of employees will brave a charity wax at the Oddfellows Arms, in Alnwick, on Sunday, June 16, from 2.30pm.

Yorkshire Building Society Fundraising For Aidan'Vick Smith, Aidan Smith, Daniel Smith & Karl Smith.  Back Row:  Marlise Winkler (YBS), Nicola Brown  (YBS) & Paul Barron (YBS branch manager)

Yorkshire Building Society Fundraising For Aidan'Vick Smith, Aidan Smith, Daniel Smith & Karl Smith. Back Row: Marlise Winkler (YBS), Nicola Brown (YBS) & Paul Barron (YBS branch manager)

Yorkshire Building Society’s Alnwick office has raised more than £1,500 for Aidan, which included a raffle last Wednesday.

An in-branch account for public donations has been opened.

Tonight, a prize bingo and raffle is taking place at Shilbottle Sports and Leisure Club, from 7.30pm.