The family of a teenager who needs a heart transplant are holding a fundraiser day next month.

Jimmy James, from Tadley, was diagnosed with dilated cardiomyopathy in February - a condition where the heart muscle becomes weakened and enlarged.

His family say that his heart was damaged by chemotherapy after he was treated for leukaemia before his second birthday.

Now, the family are rallying around as they organise a fundraiser and awareness day next month.

Jimmy's uncle will be waxed whilst there will be a picnic and a raffle, which is attracting interest from across the country.

Meanwhile, over the coming weeks and months there will also be sponsored sky dives, charity car washes and walks to raise money to support the family.

And Jimmy's story has also seen the likes of Tyson Fury get in touch to pass on his wishes.

"He is the smiliest, happiest boy even though he is going through all this," his auntie, Liza James, told The Gazette.

The 13-year-old is currently in Southampton hospital on a waiting list for a heart transplant, after his parents were told he would require it just two week ago.

With Jimmy one of seven, Liza says that the family will require support through the tough times.

"We want to say a thank you and appreciation to everyone who has fundraiser or donated to Jimmy."

You can find out more about Jimmy's story, the fundraising day and donate by going to his Facebook page.

In 2019, the NHS said that the number of young organ donors "remains static", with almost 200 children waiting for a transplant at the end of January of that year.

Children are able to register as organ donors, although anyone aged under 18 need their parents' agreement for the donation to take place.

Last year, the law around organ donations changed, with residents instead having to opt out if they do not want to donate their organs.