The parents of Aidan Jackowiak Smith have said they are overwhelmed at the progress being made at their new home, as part of a DIY SOS-themed campaign.
The Gazette has teamed up with Alnwick-based MKM Building Supplies to launch the Aid For Aidan appeal.
The community call to arms aims to renovate the family’s recently-purchased Alnwick home to cater for the needs of the tot, who has Cloves Syndrome.
Aidan, his parents Vikki and Karl, and older brother Daniel, were on holiday when work started at the dilapidated house just over two weeks ago. And on their return to Alnwick last Thursday, they couldn’t believe how much of a transformation the house has undergone.
Thanks to the Aid For Aidan campaign, the property has already been stripped, an old conservatory removed and building work has started, among other things.
While there is still a long way to go, the current situation is already a vast improvement on what the property was like at purchase. Karl said: “What has been achieved while we were away has been absolutely phenomenal and people have been working so hard on our behalf.
“We are so grateful and there really aren’t any words to use to thank people enough.”