Bake-off raises lots of dough for brave Doncaster youngster

Jack has his face painted during the fundraising event. He is pictured with stepdad Jonathan Riley. Picture: Marie Caley NDFP 11-04-15 Kirsopp MC 6
Jack has his face painted during the fundraising event. He is pictured with stepdad Jonathan Riley. Picture: Marie Caley NDFP 11-04-15 Kirsopp MC 6

Generous Doncaster folk have helped to raise hundreds of pounds to help a brave youngster with a rare neurological disease.

A total of £515 was raised over two days at a bake sale to raise money to help nine-year-old Jack Kirsopp fulfil his dream of going to Disney World in America. The bake-off event was held at Branton Garden Centre – and Jack and his mum Victoria Lee were able to enjoy delicious homemade cakes and face painting.

Jodie Smith helpsout on the Tombola and name the bear stalls, during the fundraiser for Jack Kirsopp at Branton Garden Centre. Picture: Marie Caley NDFP 11-04-15 Kirsopp MC 3

Jodie Smith helpsout on the Tombola and name the bear stalls, during the fundraiser for Jack Kirsopp at Branton Garden Centre. Picture: Marie Caley NDFP 11-04-15 Kirsopp MC 3

The youngster, from Cantley, suffers from a range of severe complex medical needs – including a rare neurological disease that medics have been unable to diagnose – and requires 24-hour care.

The family of Disney-mad Jack are hoping to raise enough money to take the youngster to Disney World.

Jack’s mum, Victoria, said of the fundraiser: “We have had a fantastic weekend. After our second day of Jack’s Great Easter Bake Sale, we are so proud and happy to announce our grand total raised for Jack’s fund is £515.

“This and a very generous £200 donation at the end of last week is amazing.

Jack Kirsopp pictured with l-r Jill Lee, grandparent, Jonathan Riley, Stepdad, Nicola Chapman, carer and his mum Vicky Lee at Branton Garden Centre, during the fundraising event. Picture: Marie Caley NDFP 11-04-15 Kirsopp MC 1

Jack Kirsopp pictured with l-r Jill Lee, grandparent, Jonathan Riley, Stepdad, Nicola Chapman, carer and his mum Vicky Lee at Branton Garden Centre, during the fundraising event. Picture: Marie Caley NDFP 11-04-15 Kirsopp MC 1

“From me and my family, thank you so much to you and yours.”

Jack needs specially trained carers with him round the clock and even when sleeping he is connected to a machine which monitors his breathing.

His windpipe also needs to be regularly checked when he is awake.

There is so much equipment needed to aid with his care that Victoria anticipates it may need to be flown to the American resort on a separate aeroplane and Jack will also need a specifically adjusted seat.

Early estimates suggestthe trip may cost around £15,000. A total of £2,310 has been raised so far.

* Visit Go Fund Me - Jack Kirsopp to donate to Jack’s Fund.