A crowdfund for a terminally-ill boy battling a rare form of cancer is seeking to raise £8,000 to help the family make memories.

Jacob Spicer-Grattan, 2, was diagnosed with choroid plexus carcinoma at the age of six months when he was taken to hospital with a rash on his neck.

The results of an MRI scan revealed last week that tumour nodules had spread around Jacob’s brain tissue and up his spine.

The boy’s mum who lives in Walton on the Hill said she was told by doctors that Jacob’s cancer had spread too much to be cured.

Jacob’s auntie Jade Barrett has now started a crowdfund to help raise money for his parents Gemma Spicer and John Grattan to take him on days out to make memories.

In an emotional post on Facebook at the weekend, Ms Spicer thanked her followers for their support, adding: “I don’t know what to say other than we are devastated.

“We are numb and speechless. How can life be so cruel? Our amazing little boy has fought so hard up till now.

“All we can do now is try cherish every moment we have with him as they don't know how long he has left with us.”

The crowdfund started by Ms Spicer’s sister-in-law on Just Giving has raised nearly half of the target with a total of £3,559 raised and donations ranging from £310 to £5.

Ms Barrett said the money raised from the crowdfund would go towards Jacob’s funeral costs in the future and helping his parents pay their rent and bills so they can focus on spending time with Jacob.

Ms Barrett put out another appeal on Facebook in August for gifts and birthday cards to help make Jacob’s second birthday one to remember.

The appeal, which was shared by Surrey Comet at the time, received overwhelming support from the local community with hundreds of members of the public donating birthday cards and gifts.

You can donate to Ms Barrett’s crowdfund on Just Giving on www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/jade-barrett-2?utm_term=mjE39wa7e.