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CHAS summer fundraising campaign raises £57,000

The family of Jayden Easdale, the star of our summer fundraising campaign, welcome the £57,000 campaign total

The family of Jayden Easdale, the star of our summer fundraising campaign, have expressed their joy about helping to raise £57,000 to enable CHAS to continue its work supporting families like theirs across Scotland.

Jayden, from Fraserburgh, suffers from a life-limiting condition called Tay Sachs and is supported by both CHAS at Home and Rachel House.

The four-year-old lives at home with mum, Lynn, dad, Bryan, big brother, Connor (7) and big sister Kaitlin (20).

Tay Sachs is a very rare condition that progressively destroys nerve cells (neurons) in the brain and spinal cord and children who are diagnosed rarely live beyond the age of four.

Jayden is now four-and-a-half, however and his family wanted to share his story to help raise awareness about his condition and also give something back to CHAS for helping the family make precious memories together that will last forever.

Jayden’s story touched so many hearts, with an incredible £57,000 in donations being made to CHAS during the summer months.

Mum, Lynn said: “We, as a family, are so proud to have taken part in the CHAS Summer Fundraising Campaign which has raised £57,000 to help kids like Jayden and families like ours across Scotland.

“Through the campaign we have received almost 300 postcards with messages of support for Jayden and we have been so touched and overjoyed to read them all.

“We are also really proud to have raised so much awareness about Tay Sachs, the condition that Jayden suffers from. We would like to say a huge thank you to every single person who took the time to get in touch and to everyone who donated. And of course to all the staff at CHAS who we believe are all superheroes.”

CHAS Fundraising Campaigns Manager, Sinead Thomas said: “We are absolutely delighted that the campaign brought in such an amazing amount despite the uncertain times we are living in at the moment due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

“We would like to thank each and every person who made a donation. Their contributions will go such a long way towards helping to keep the joy alive for the children and families supported by CHAS now and in the future.

“I would also like to say a huge thank you to Jayden and his whole family for being part of this campaign. Jayden’s story touched the hearts of so many and helped people understand how important it is for CHAS to be there to support families like his. He truly is an amazing, inspirational little boy.”

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