A FAMILY in Chirk said they have been overwhelmed by the generosity and support for their child since he was diagnosed with leukaemia.

Ollie Hudson, son of Helen and Mark, was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia in April, and family and friends have since been doing all they can to fundraise for him.

Helen said: “The support we have received from family and friends has really been overwhelming.

“The generosity of family and friends to organise fundraising events for Ollie has been amazing.”

There are fundraising events organised throughout the year, with Ollie’s family hoping to raise money for Alder Hey Hospital in Liverpool to thank the staff there, and to take Ollie on a holiday once he is better.

Helen said: “There is no limit to how much we’re raising, but we’re really grateful for the amount raised so far.

“We can’t give enough thanks to our close family and friends, including those who are helping to organise the events going on.”

Lars Stanley Hughes had organised a charity Snowdon walk for last weekend, but this was postponed due to bad weather on the mountain – the walk will instead take place on Saturday, September 1.

For Wednesday, August 29, Lisa Hanlon has organised a charity coffee and cake morning at Castle Bistro Chirk from 9.30am.

The morning will include a cake sale from which all the money raised will go to Ollie and his family.

Chloe the Elf, Chirk’s well-known festive fundraiser, is selling raffle tickets for Chirk Christmas Fair which takes place on December 1.

There are hampers to be won along with prizes in a special draw that will be made on the day.

The JustGiving page for Ollie can be found at www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/lars-hughes-1