THE dad of a tot - who was saved when doctors used super glue to stop bleeding on his brain - has raised thousands of pounds to help other sick children.
Tiny Alfie Tilson suffered a brain aneurism at just nine-weeks-old but surgeons at Great Ormond Street Hospital managed to save him by plugging a bleed on his brain using skin adhesive Histoacryl.
Dad Lee, 35, of Wheatley Road, Kilnhurst, organised a charity night on Saturday which raised more than £3000 for the hospital and The Sick Children’s Trust.
The event at Victoria Club in Swinton included an auction and a raffle.
Lee said: “It was a phenominal amount of money to raise and I just want to say a big thank you to everyone who was involved.”
Alfie, now seven months old, spent a week at Sheffield Children’s Hospital before he was transferred to Great Ormond Street Hospital in London last October for the life saving operation.
During his time in hospital, The Sick Children’s Trust provided Lee, partner Nicola and their eldest son Samuel, aged six, with free accommodation in two of their ‘Home from Home’ properties at Treetop House in Sheffield and Rainbow House in London.
Lee said: “At times like that you don’t want to be worried about accommodation and the charity deals with all that for you.
“They were fantastic and this is our way of saying thank you.”