A BOY who suffers from a rare immune system deficiency is set to make a special trip to Cbeebies Land Hotel.

Four-year-old Jake Gooden, from Ewood, Blackburn, has been in and out of hospital since he was eight months old and has always wanted to go to the resort at Alton Towers, his mum Charlie Gorton said.

After reading a fundraising appeal by the Lancashire Telegraph this week, the resort got in contact with Jake's mum and offered to host the youngster for free.

Miss Gorton, 22, said she was extremely happy about the good news.

She said: "It's absolutely amazing, I can't believe it.

"We had gained about £400 in donations since the story went in the paper, it's been great.

"I'm not sure if we should tell him yet or try keep it a surprise until later.

"We will need to sort out a good time for him to go and speak to doctors to find the best time to go.

"I'd like to thank the Lancashire Telegraph and Alton Towers for all their support."

Jake's condition led to him suffering from three large brain lesions and having to undergo intense chemotherapy.

In a bid to give Jake a stronger immune system, he underwent a bone marrow transplant in November and is waiting for the treatment to come into effect.

Jake was diagnosed with the lesions after he had been falling over at nursery and not being able to walk properly.

The child recently spent three months in hospital after suffering from sepsis.

Lizzie Roberts from Alton Towers, said: "We heard about Jake's story and we really wanted to help.

"His family has done a great job raising money but we feel they could use that money elsewhere and come to the CBeebies Land Hotel 'on us'.

"We work with lots of charities so we know what an enormous strain having a poorly child can be.

"We hope Jake and his family will have a great stay at the CBeebies Land Hotel."