RELATIVES of a Wirral tot diagnosed with a life-threatening heart condition cooked up an idea that has raised hundreds of pounds for hospital staff who treated him.

Macy Bryan and cousin Dayton Smith organised a cake sale, which raised £400 for Alder Hey Hospital.

It was their way of saying thanks for their treatment of 16-month-old cousin Reuben Reynolds, who spent much of his young life in and out of hospital.

He has Tetrology of Fallot, a problem affecting the heart's structure that's present at birth, which changes the normal flow of blood through the heart. He also has Chromosome 22-deleted, a congenital defect which affects the heart's rhythm.

He has had open-heart surgery twice and recently had a stent fitted. A small mesh tube used to treat narrow or weak arteries, stents help blood flow from the heart to other parts of the body.

Ten-year-old Macy and Dayton, 7, both attend Grove Street Primary school in New Ferry.

Macy’s proud auntie Lisa Bryan told the Globe: "Reuben’s been through a lot since he was born, so Macy and Dayton wanted to do something for Alder Hey.

“There was a report in the papers which said the hospital needed to improve, but I can’t fault the staff.

“They have done so much to help Reuben and have been fantastic.”

The cake sale was held at New Ferry Village Hall. Parents of fellow pupils at Grove Street Primary also brought along home-made cakes to sell. 

Lisa Bryan added: "The cake sale was a real success. Thanks to who everyone who was involved, particularly the communities of Rock Ferry and New Ferry.

"I want to a say a big thank you, also to Margaret Price, who runs the village hall and allowed us to hold the sale there.”