A VARIETY of fundraising events are taking place to help a four-year-old boy get the adaptations he needs at home.

Ollie Meredith, who goes to Ysgol Y Deri in Penarth, was born with Pallister-Killian Mosaic Syndrome, a chromosome abnormality.

He suffers from up to 70 seizures a day - some of which have caused significant brain damage. He also has low muscle tone and cannot walk or talk.

Ollie's parents Sophie and Sean Meredith are currently trying to raise as much money as possible to make small renovations to accommodate their little boy in the house.

They say as Ollie is growing bigger it is proving difficult and also dangerous for them to carry him around the house.

"He needs a hoist and we are wanting to widen the doorframe so he get out into the garden," said Mrs Meredith, 26.

"He's now 22kg and because of his low muscle tone when we pick him up out the bath it hurts him and he starts crying because he's in pain.

"At the moment we can only take him into the garden by carrying him. His wheelchair won't fit through the door but that's more comfortable for him to sit in.

"It (the renovations) would make a massive difference to his quality of life. It seems like small things but they do make a difference."

There will be an upcoming fundraising night which the Meredith family say has been organised by friends and family who are wanting to help them fundraise.

A Night for Ollie will take place on Saturday, August 25 at the Paget Rooms in Penarth. The charity event is a black and white themed night filled with cabaret, artists and comedians. There will be a raffle and auction on the night as well.

The event is being organised by the Cogan Coronation Football Club and tickets cost £10.

To buy tickets, call Ian Buckley on 07747693418.

Alternatively, you can donate to Ollie's JustGiving page on www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/help-ollie