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Co-op Funeral Care runs fundraiser held in memory of Ollerton's Jaydan Wileman

A funeral company has helped raise money for a piece of life-saving medical equipment in memory of an eight-year-old Ollerton boy.

Co-op Funeral Care in Ollerton ran a raffle that raised £568 towards a high-flow nasal cannula machine for Ward 25 at King’s Mill Hospital.

Sherri Quelcuti (funeral arranger) and Emma Gash (Funeral Director) both of Co-op Funeral Care, Ollerton (42082611)
Sherri Quelcuti (funeral arranger) and Emma Gash (Funeral Director) both of Co-op Funeral Care, Ollerton (42082611)

The equipment is used by patients with acute respiratory failure.

It was in memory of Jaydan Wileman, of Ollerton, who had brittle asthma, a rare form of severe asthma, which is difficult to control and can suddenly develop into a life-threatening attack. Jaydan died of an attack last summer.

Throughout his life, Jaydan spent a lot of time on Ward 25, where the doctors and nurses became familiar and friendly faces to him.

Despite all of Jaydan’s health issues, he shared a smile and gave of his best. He enthusiastically attended school and excelled at maths and reading.

In his spare time, Jaydan enjoyed collecting Pokemon cards.

In his memory, parents Maddie and James launched an appeal to buy the specialist equipment.

The team at Co-op Funeral Care in Ollerton, stepped in to help, sourcing raffle prizes that included tickets for a tour of Premier League Champions Liverpool FC.

Co-op Funeral service manager Helen Stapleton said: “I’d like to thank the whole community for generously donating prizes and purchasing raffle tickets.”

Pictured promoting the raffle are funeral arranger Sherri Quelcuti, left, and funeral director Emma Gash.

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