AN Easter egg hunt organised for a youngster with a serious brain injury to build him a sensory area has raised hundreds of pounds.
Tyler-James Claydon, six, was born with Meconium Aspiration Syndrome, which means that his brain was starved of oxygen for more than ten minutes when he was born.
As a result of his birth, Tyler-James, of Blott Rise, Witham, was also diagnosed with Autistic Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, Sensory Processing Disorder and Sleep Disorder.
Tyler-James’ mum Kerry Claydon decided to put on an Easter event on Saturday at their home, to help raise money to build him a sensory cabin in their garden, as he struggles with every day tasks.
She said: “We are trying to raise funds to build a safe sensory cabin in our garden so that Tyler has an area where we can carry out therapy with him to keep him calm.”
There was a turnout of about 100 people at Tyler-James’ Easter egg hunt, which raised a total of £754 towards his sensory cabin.
Kerry said that every hour for the rest of his life Tyler will need sensory therapy, and that is why fundraising for a cabin is so important. She said: “This is the first event I have held to raise money for Tyler and it was such a great success.
At the event James Matthews, from Prim and Proper Occasions, provided two bouncy castles, Donna Story from Rose Petal Occasions set up a candy stall and there was face painting by Amy’s Amazing Faces.
Tyler’s uncle Robert Barbur made the event extra special by dressing up as an Easter bunny for the whole day.
Kerry added: “I just want to thank everybody who came to the event, helped out and enabled us to raise so much money for my son’s cause.
"A big thank you goes to Tyler's grandparents for all their help on the day.”