A fundraising campaign to help send a young boy abroad to get life saving treatment has raised more than £7,000.

The money raised will go towards sending nine-year-old Keir Thompson travel to Canada to get  treatment for Duchene Muscular Dystrophy.

The total is the culmination of three and a half months of fund raising and includes money from relatives, a charity football game and online donations made on website gofundme.com.

Keir’s mum, Elaine hopes to raise £30,000 to help get him to Canada for the pioneering treatment.

She said: “It’s a fantastic amount to raise in such a short amount of time and people have been very generous.

“Hopefully if we keep going at this rate we will be able to reach the target soon.”

Since her son was diagnosed with the disease earlier this year, Ms Thompson has been organising fund raising events to raise money for the trip.

The next will be held on Sunday, November 18, which will be a pamper evening with stalls selling ladies and children’s clothing, cup cakes, jewellery, nail art and hairdressing.

The event will be held at Cheshunt Country Club, in Theobalds Lane, Cheshunt, Hertfordshire from 6pm to 11pm which is open for anyone to attend.

People can also donate towards the cause online by visiting www.gofundme.com/1csdqo.