A SELFLESS teenager who has donated £17,000 to charity has now vowed to help save lives.

Aidan Jackson, from Widnes, hopes to raise £2,000 to buy a community defibrillator for Ditton.

The 16-year-old won national acclaim from the Prime Minister in July after being hailed an inspirational beacon.

The Ormiston Chadwick Academy pupil received the Points of Light award which recognises outstanding volunteers who are making a change in their community and inspiring others.

Aidan has Asperger’s and also suffers from a condition which causes him to walk on his toes.

Yet he has completed countless creative challenges to support the Olivia Alice Foundation set up in memory of his best friend 15-year-old Olivia Walker who had complex disabilities and died in 2014.

Her mum set up the foundation to provide specialist medical equipment for children.

Aidan, of Francis Close, Ditton, said: “My current challenge is to raise at least £2,000 for a community defibrillator for my local area.

“If successful I hope to extend this to the wider community and raise funds for even more community defibrillators which will save lives.

“The defibrillators will be stored in a coded case and access would be provided by the emergency services by calling 999.

“The coded case would protect the defibrillator from misuse or vandalism ensuring its available in an emergency situation.”

Aidan is looking for raffle prizes and donations and is appealing for support from businesses.

The intrepid fundraiser swam the length of the English channel and filled 10,500 seats at Halton Stadium with teddy bears in another fun challenge.

In 2016, Aidan hosted a Christmas fundraiser to help Charlie Fearns, 10, diagnosed with leukaemia for the third time, travel to America for a lifesaving transplant.

Aidan’s mum Caroline, 45said: “Aidan always puts other people first. He wants to do all he can for other people.”

To donate visit https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/aidan-jacksoncommunitydefibrillator-1