Raise money in memory of Aidan

Aidan Jackowiak Smith
Aidan Jackowiak Smith

A Hallowe’en fund-raiser is being held in aid of an Alnwick special school, in memory of a four-year-old boy who died earlier this year.

The event, which will feature live music from three acts, will take place at the town’s working men’s club on Saturday, October 31.

Cash collected from the event will go to Barndale House School, in honour of Aidan Jackowiak Smith, who was a pupil there.

The youngster, from Alnwick, died in May after suffering respiratory failure, having been critically ill in hospital for a month. Dubbed the world’s rarest boy, he had the complex genetic disorder Cloves Syndrome, suffering huge swelling to his face and body. He also endured regular seizures. He was a much-loved member of the Barndale community and was popular with both the pupils and staff. Barndale is a special school for pupils between two and 19 years of age with a diversity of learning difficulties.

The event will feature live music from Before the Mast, Caught in the Act and NE66.

The Hallowe’en fund-raiser starts at 7pm and fancy dress is optional.

The event is ticket only. They are available from the Alnwick branch of Newcastle Building Society and are priced £6.