A PROLIFIC young fundraiser from Widnes has unveiled two more life-saving defibrillators he has raised cash for.

Aidan Jackson, who has raised more than £30,000 for charity, unveiled numbers five and six on Sunday.

Number five was unveiled at The Mersey Hotel (also known as The Snig) in Widnes, with number six at Halton Haven Hospice in Runcorn during its tea at three fundraising event. He ran a tombola stall that day to raise funds towards to buy community defibrillator number seven, which raised £203.

Reflecting on Sunday's unveiling Aidan said in a Facebook post "Another brilliant day and the rain stayed away.

"I have also received a message to say that someone very kindly donated £50 towards my fundraising at The Snig.

"This means I am now just £250 away from being able to order Community Defibrillator #7 which is amazing news.

"Huge thanks to Mayor Margaret Horabin for attending, Gill and Peter at The Snig and everyone at Halton Haven Hospice for making today such a success. Also thanks to Janet from North West Ambulance Service for attending.

"Thank you for supporting my fundraising."

And the fundraising campaign for defibrillators continues.

He told Runcorn & Widnes World: "It is important to continue raising funds for these life saving pieces of equipment. The more of these that are available in our community the better.

"I have been asked the question many times - How important are Community Defibrillators?

"They are extremely important as anyone can use them.

"By performing CPR and using a defibrillator, you'll give someone the best possible chance of survival, but there isn't always a defibrillator close enough to help save the life of someone having a cardiac arrest.

"I hope that my fundraising means that lives will be saved."

Each defibrillator with pads, emergency kit and coded case costs approximately £1600.

Aidan has raised funds for the defibrillators through raffles, collection tubs, online donations, donations from local businesses.

Aidan's fundraising work began more than four years ago and has earned him a place on the shortlist for a prestigious National Diversity Award in recognition for be for a positive role model. The winners will be announced during a ceremony at the Anglican Cathedral in Liverpool next month.

He started fundraising after close friend Olivia Walker passed away in 2014.

Her family set up a foundation in her memory The Olivia Alice Foundation.

His many challenges in that time include a Mile of pennies, sponsored walk, swimming the distance of the English Channel Crossing in a pool, raffles, car boot sales and craft stalls.

He also collected sleeping bags, coats, warm clothing and toiletries for the homeless in Liverpool and then distributed them of an evening over a couple of weeks.

He hold an annual Christmas Carol Concert Fundraiser for the community in the garden at my home.

Last year, he won national acclaim from the Prime Minister, receiving a Points of Light award which recognises outstanding volunteers who are making a change in their community and inspiring others.

On his charitable work, he said recently: "I don't always find my fundraising easy as due to my age and Aspergers, ADHD along with problems with my legs.

"I don't let this deter me and have been in situations that many of my peers haven’t had the opportunity of.

"I have recently been ill in hospital but I am determined to continue to help as many people as I possibly can."