Cash rolls in for Braiden and his family

Braiden Prescott at his seventh birthday party, which was held at Whelley Labour Club last weekend
Braiden Prescott at his seventh birthday party, which was held at Whelley Labour Club last weekend

A fresh fund-raising appeal has been launched for a poorly youngster and his family.

Seven-year-old Braiden Prescott is battling cancer for the third time and his family has been given the devastating news that he has just months to live.

Now a crowdfunding appeal has been set up online to raise £5,000 for the Ince schoolboy and his family.

On the website, it states: “We need to raise funds to ensure his family have some benevolence to ensure every moment they have is enjoyable for them all.”

The appeal was launched on Wednesday and had already reached £1,000 by Friday morning.

Donations were pouring in from around the world, with people as far away as the USA and Australia giving money to the Prescott family.

“Braiden is currently receiving end-of-life support and has shown time and time again how brave and strong he is.”

Callum Hesketh

Many of the people making donations left messages of support for Braiden.

The fund-raising appeal was created by Callum Hesketh, managing director of St Helens-based Impress Marketing And Media Limited.

He said: “I am very proud for my company to be leading this campaign to raise funds for Braiden and his family at this stressful time.

“Braiden is currently receiving end-of-life support and has shown time and time again how brave and strong he is.”

To make a donation, go to www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/braidenleeprescott.

A separate appeal set up by Mindy Johnstone was already raising money for Braiden and his family and has reached £3,185 so far.

Mindy also organised a seventh birthday party for Braiden last weekend, which was attended by hundreds of people.

Donations can be made at www.gofundme.com/29dp8yqs.