A football crazy cancer victim has set himself a goal to bring smiles to other seriously ill children all over Milton Keynes.
Seven-year-old Aiden Selleck is the brainchild of a new charity called Aiden’s Funds for Fun.
The Conniburrow youngster is battling a rare form of kidney cancer and is in the middle of a gruelling seven-month course of chemotherapy.
But, egged on by his pint-sized girlfriend and unofficial fiancée Libby Tucker-Spiers, he has rarely stopped smiling throughout his treatment.
Earlier this month he was chosen as a mascot for the England football team, accompanying Joe Hart on to the pitch alongside Romeo Beckham.
Already MK Dons have promised he can be their mascot – and even allowed him to join in a training session.
Meanwhile the Southwood schoolboy, who plays for Tattenhoe Reds Under 8s ,is planning to hire the stadium for a huge ‘after chemo’ party early next year.
“He’s been incredibly brave and, even though he’s poorly, he has managed to have so much fun,” said his mum Clare.
At his side throughout the treatment has been nine-year-old Libby, who even cut off her Rapunzel locks to provide wigs for young cancer patients who lose their hair.
“Libby and Aiden are inseparable and tell the world they plan to get married as soon as they are old enough,” said Clare.
Now the lovestruck youngsters have vowed to spread the happiness to help other children with cancer.
“Aiden came up with the idea himself. He wanted to raise money to pay for treats for other children like him and their families,” said Clare.
She and Libby’s mum Charlie have organised a Winter Ball at Jury’s Inn on November 20 to raise the £5,000 necessary to register a charity.
Tickets are available via the Facebook page Aiden’s Funds for Fun or by calling 07513 373117.