A FUNDRAISING event has been arranged in aid of a young boy who has had a difficult start to life.

Harrison Williams, five, was born 23 weeks premature and spent seven months in hospital, undergoing three operations - one of which was to save his life.

He lost oxygen to his brain during the operation which left him with brain damage, meaning he now has cerebral palsy and cortical visual impairment.

It all means Harrison is unable to walk properly, as his left arm and legs are very stiff. He has to have medication at night to help soften his muscles because he is in pain.

The fundraising fun day will take place at Chester FC’s ground and has been organised by Harrison’s godmother, Kate Merrick. It has been arranged to help pay for an operation will help ease Harrison’s pain and help him walk for longer periods.

Kate says her godson is “a little fighter” and a “very happy, bright, loving little boy” who has “defied all the odds” at every turn.

Despite his problems, he works hard to learn to walk. He has physio in school and goes horse riding and swimming. He also attends Stick ‘n’ Step, a centre based in Wallasey which helps him learn to stretch and use his arms and legs.

Kind donations have already seen enough money raised to pay for Harrison’s operation but more is needed.

This will go towards physio and rehabilitation, to give the youngster every possible chance of achieving his aims.

The fundraising fun day will take place at the Swansway Stadium on Sunday, March 18, starting at noon.

There will be a face painter, a princess corner bouncy castle, guess the name of the teddy, a magician , a kids’ entertainer, a raffle, and an ice cream seller.

Entry is £1. Children aged under 12 months get in free.