Fundraising activities for a Burwell toddler, who needs specialist surgery to be able to hear for the first time, have raised a whopping £8,800 so far.
Helen and Paul Pickard, of Westhorpe, have been busy organising events in a bid to raise £65,000 to fund an operation for their son, Danny, two.
Danny was born with a rare condition, Charge Syndrome, which left him profoundly deaf - his only hope of being able to hear is to undergo an auditary brainstem implant operation in Italy.
A recent fundraiser saw more than 50 people set off from The Fox in Burwell to take part in a 23-mile bike ride, which raised more than £765.
Seven runners, including Danny’s dad Paul, completed the 10km Beach Run in Hunstanton on September 22.
And on Saturday, a special raffle was held at the Newmarket races, and there was a litter pick in Soham.
Helen said: “The response has been phenomenal. It’s totally overwhelming that so many people want to help us.”
Danny was on a waiting list for surgery in the UK for over a year before Helen and Paul were told funding for the operation was not guaranteed.
They decided to raise the money themselves and set up a website - www.helpmehear.info - where people can make donations.
Helen said: “Danny is the most amazing little boy. He is funny, happy and so chilled out. He surprises us every day with his achievements and can even understand our novice sign language attempts.
“He has such determination. We know he will overcome these challenges.”
For more information, visit www.helpmehear.info, www.facebook.com/helpdannyhear or follow @helpmehear2 on Twitter.
• October 5 - Sponsored 100km bike ride by Guy Lester at the Wooler Wheel Challenge in Northumberland.
• October 24 - Wine and raffle shopping evening at Finishing Touch, Burwell.
• October 27 - Family Fun Day, 10am at the Ex-Service and Social Club, Burwell.
• November 2 - Broomstick Ball at the Gardiner Memorial Hall, Burwell, 7pm to 11.30pm, tickets cost £10 and are available from Tina’s in Burwell.
• November 7 - Chicksands Sergeants Mess Quiz night.