A mother wants all children to be treated the same regardless of a disability.

Cheryl Woodfin, 39, lives in Shotton with her 6-year-old son who suffers from Angelman Syndrome and epilepsy.

The genetic condition has left Jack unable to walk or talk and Cheryl said he is happiest when doing the basic of things, such as a playing on a swing.

She said there are no swings in the area that are accessible to severely disabled people and is urging the council to do something about it.

She said: “It’s all about treating kids the same, yes it’s more expensive and whatnot but he’s still just a kid.

“He used to love going on the swings that are available for mildly disabled people, but since he got worse he can’t, and he deserves to be happy too.”

Cheryl reached out on social media when she saw someone raising £8,000 for a wheelchair-accessible swing and she wanted one in her area.

She added: “I just thought to myself, why should we raise money for our kids when they deserve the rights other kids have.

“I want to say a massive thank you to everyone and to highlight how supportive everyone has been from Jack’s school to the local councillors, it’s a really positive thing and if we get this swing it’s going to be amazing.”

Shotton councillors have backed the idea and Gary Cooper, vice-chairman, has said he will do all he can to get the equipment.

He said: “It’s equality at the end of the day and I have always been a supporter of children with disabilities.

“I want to ensure this takes place, but the specialist equipment is terribly expensive, and I don’t know why.

“Getting this swing will show people we care about the well-being of the children and any mother with a child with a disability must find it very challenging, so I back this 100 per cent.”

Jack was born with the condition but was not diagnosed until he started showing a lack of development and his mum said it is a rare condition that more people need to know about.

She added: “It really is about raising awareness and spreading the word because not many people know about the condition, even the doctor’s put it down to late development at first so I really do think we need to raise more awareness about it.

“Everyone in our community knows Jack and they know what he needs, but other people have never even heard of the disability before.”

Jack received a grant from the Steve Morgan Foundation, which helps disabled children in the North West, and the money was spent on a wheelchair, but Cheryl says her son still misses out on a lot of things and she wants to give him the same chances as other children.

It is hoped if plans go ahead, the swing will be placed in North Street Park as part of the refurbishment.

The issue will be explored by Shotton Town Council.