A PROLIFIC young fundraiser from Widnes will unveil two more of the life-saving defibrillators he has raised cash for this weekend.

Aidan Jackson, who has raised £35,000 for charity, will unveil numbers seven and eight on Saturday.

Number seven will be at HomeSmart Lettings, 60a High Street, Runcorn at 10am. He will then head over to at APEC Taxis, 2 Boston Avenue, Runcorn an hour later (11am).

Aidan, 17, has raised over £35000 over the last five years for several charities and good causes.

Aidan told Runcorn & Widnes World recently: "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.

He has raised funds 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.

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 holds an annual Christmas Carol Concert Fundraiser for the community in the garden of his home. This year's is planned for Saturday December 21 from 5.30pm-8.30pm.

Last year Aidan 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: "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."

Aidan's proud mother Caroline said: "In just 12 months Aidan has been able to purchase eight community defibrillators and have these installed in the Halton area; five in Widnes and three in Runcorn).

"Aidan has the support of electrician John Thompson of Brighter Design Electrical Services.

"John has installed seven of the defibrillators free of charge, giving up his own time to support Aidan.

"Aidan is hoping to raise funds for more Community Defibrillators as he feels that these should be in all areas in order to save lives."