Thousands of pounds has already been raised for a young Southport boy suffering from a rare form of Leukaemia.

Lewis Wright has recently been diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia, news which has left his loving family reeling in shock.

Lewis now finds himself currently in Alder Hey children’s hospital.

AML is a rare type of cancer, with around 3,100 people diagnosed with it each year in the UK. The risk of developing AML increases with age. It’s most common in people over 75.

His family have now set up a donation page to raise funds to give Lewis a special treat for when he gets better.

A post by the family said “This last few days have been the hardest ever.

“It will definitely be a long road to recovery but he is so strong and brave and we couldn’t be more proud of him.

“We thought we’d create this page so that family, friends and anyone reading Lewis’ story can donate and contribute towards something extra special for Lewis.

“It might also be needed for mum Kay and the day to day things they may need while in hospital.”

Lewis’ donation fund can be found at: https://www.paypal.com/pools/c/8qSMn3PId4