The mother of a terminally-ill youngster in the Highlands has thanked the public for their outpouring of support in raising more than £32,000 for a purpose-built care cabin for her terminally-ill son.
Donna Mitchell, from North Kessock, launched the campaign earlier this year with hopes of raising the staggering £60,000 fundraising target needed to purchase a specialised cabin for her garden to house her six-year-old son Reece.
This appeal came after the brave youngster was diagnosed with a very rare form of Batten disease causing blindness, early dementia, loss of physical movements and speech and frequent seizures.
There is currently no cure for the neurodegenerative condition, leaving Reece with a life expectancy of up to 12 years.
With their family home of more than 20 years not suitable for the level of palliative care needed by the youngster in the future, the former classroom assistant appealed for financial help to enable her son to remain at home surrounded by family.
She said: “We would like to thank everyone for all the donations, kind words and support.
“We still have a way to go with the fundraising but with everyone’s continued support we will reach our target.
“Our hope is that Reece’s Pod will go on to help out many other families in the years to come and that will be Reece’s legacy.”
Charities and organisations across the north are continuing to pledge their support for the cause by hosting a variety of fundraising events in the hope of reaching the target by Christmas