Funds raised in memory of tragic Aidan

Some of the people who attended the fund-raising event, including members of Aidan's family, including his mum Vikki, second left, and dad Karl, back row, far right.
Some of the people who attended the fund-raising event, including members of Aidan's family, including his mum Vikki, second left, and dad Karl, back row, far right.

A Hallowe’en event in memory of a little boy who died earlier this year has raised more than £1,000 for an Alnwick special school.

The bash, held at Alnwick Working Men’s Club on Saturday, was in tribute to Aidan Jackowiak Smith.

Party-goers in the Hallowe'en spirit at the fund-raising event in memory of Aidan Jackowiak Smith.

Party-goers in the Hallowe'en spirit at the fund-raising event in memory of Aidan Jackowiak Smith.

The four-year-old died in May after suffering respiratory failure. The brave Alnwick youngster had the rare and complex genetic disorder Cloves Syndrome, with huge swelling to his face and body.

The fund-raiser attracted a good turnout, with many party-goers wearing Hallowe’en-themed fancy-dress. They helped raise £1,359 for Barndale House School, in honour of Aidan, who was a pupil there.

The event featured live music from bands Before the Mast and NE66.

Aidan’s parents Karl Smith and Vikki Jackowiak thanked everyone who attended and supported the event, including Class One at Barndale who made props, as well as Alnwick-based Northumberland Theatre Company which also provided a number of props.