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.
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’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.