The mother of a nine-year-old boy with a brain tumour said she is thankful for the messages of support they have received as this fundraising page passes £20,000. 

Kaiden Edwards, 9, from Flackwell Heath was diagnosed with a brain tumour in June 2022 after experiencing head pain, nausea, sickness and double vision.

He had an operation to remove the tumour and, after undergoing proton beam therapy and chemotherapy, the 9-year-old rang the milestone bell in July 2023 when he reached a landmark point in his treatment.

Unfortunately, a routine MRI scan picked up a spot on Kaiden’s spine this March, which was diagnosed as a relapse of medulloblastoma, a tumour in his spinal cord.

Bucks Free Press: Kaiden at the start of his chemo

In March, his parents launched a £20,000 fundraising appeal to raise money so her son can have “as many experiences and treats” as possible.

The fundraising appeal is also there to raise money for the  "many hospital trips which incurs cost in fuel and food.

Kathryn, Kaiden's mum, said in a recent update on her son's health: "Ive had so many messages checking in on us, so thank you. Just to let you all know is fine, Kaiden went in to our local yesterday for an injection to reduce the amount of time he's neutropenic for.

"I've been very quiet, I'm exhausted and it's a struggle. My phone is normally on DND (do not disturb) as I just don't have the energy to talk or reply to text/messages. 

"I will do my best to update as and when I can, but the main thing is, currently Kaiden is doing well.

"We're also having a new bed for Kaiden arriving as his current bed is a cabin bed and he struggles to climb in and out of it. 

"Thank you all for your donations to the Go Fund Me as this is the sort of thing we we wouldn't be able to do without it."

A ‘Walk for Kaiden’ will be held in the village on Saturday, April 27, beginning at 12pm outside Cleopatra Beauty and finishing at The Stag Pub at around 2pm, where a bouncy castle, face-painting stall and performers will keep the fundraising spirit alive.

A spokesperson for local event organisers M&G Parties shared news of the walk – which will be attended by a number of their cartoon characters in full costume – on its social media pages.

They wrote: “I’m sure many of you are familiar with our local brave hero Kaiden. No child deserves to go through this, and no family should have to watch their children suffer from this awful disease.

We’re hoping to have every single one of our characters out on April 27 to line the streets of Flackwell Heath (and) show Kaiden that we’re all in awe of his strength and that he has the whole of the community behind him.

“As Kaiden’s brave mum said, ‘It takes a village, so let’s be that village!’”

Visit this link to donate and share the campaign now: https://www.gofundme.com/f/4d5m22-kaidens-fund.