THERE was not a dry eye in the house when the Hope for Jayden campaign won the Judges’ Special Award.

The campaign has raised thousands of pounds for Naomi House Children’s Hospice, in Sutton Scotney, following the death of Jayden Wilson last Christmas.

The five-year-old was diagnosed with a brain tumour in 2013, and lost his battle with the illness last year.

His father Mike, and Jayden’s sister Ella received loud cheers and a standing ovation when they accepted the award.

As reported in The Gazette, Mike’s video of himself dressed as Spider-Man to surprise his son on his fifth birthday went viral on the internet becoming a worldwide hit gaining more than 10million views.

It shows Mike jumping down from the family’s home to meet Jayden.

Mike, 30, from Beggarwood, looked emotional when he was asked questions by BBC Radio Berkshire presenter Anne Diamond, after receiving his award.

He told guests: “I did not expect that.

“The Hope for Jayden was something I wanted to do to reach out to the community and ask for help and advice in how we can beat this.

“Spider-Dad was inspired by Jayden. Spider-Man was his favourite superhero. I really believe it was Jayden’s story that gripped people – his courage, his strength, just wanting to get through life.”

The audience had a sneak preview of Mike’s latest project – a short Spider-Dad film, shot in Basingstoke.

They also watched a performance by Mike and his 3RUN colleagues, who gave an impressive display jumping and somersaulting on and off the stage.

Felicity Edwards, managing director of Destination Basingstoke, said: “The Hope From Jayden campaign has touched so many people in Basingstoke, it is an example of great good and a community coming together out of such a tragedy and it seems wholly appropriate that they achieve the Judges’ Special Award.”

To donate to the campaign, now called Hope From Jayden, visit