A WELL-KNOWN former television presenter is now part of the campaign to send a little boy to America for a life-changing operation.
Rustie Lee, best-known for her infectious laugh during a successful presenting career in the 1980s, is now on board with Kyreigh's Kause.
The campaign is aimed at raising £65,000 to send five-year-old Kyreigh O'Regan, who suffers from cerebral palsy, to the US for surgery to remove faulty nerves.
And Ms Lee recently met the Picknalls pupil through a mutual friend of his mum, Sasha O'Regan.
She has since been promoting the campaign on her Twitter page and will continue to be involved until the total is raised.
Miss O'Regan said: "Rustie is now part of Kyreigh's Kause and she will be joining our journey to get Kyreigh to America for his surgery and supporting us with what she can. Kyreigh really took to her and they were hilarious together.
"Rustie is a beautiful person inside and out. She was incredibly kind to me and gave me some wise words of advice on life and was incredibly funny. I look forward to working with her and am honoured to have her as part of Kyreigh's Kause."
Kyreigh lives with constant, crippling muscle spasms and needs the surgery urgently. Without it, he could be faced with life in a wheelchair.
Miss O'Regan has set about an enormous fund-raising campaign, organising a host of events and activities to help get the cash together.
The next event takes place at Rocester Football Club on Sunday throughout the day, when Miss O'Regan will host a fun day and charity football match.
She will also be performing a sponsored skydive on August 29, for which more sponsorship money is still required.
People can sponsor her online at justgiving.com/Leapoffaithforkyreighskause.