A KEIGHLEY charity has raised over £2,300 to help a youngster who was born blind.

Sight airedale launched an appeal in 2014 in support of Connor Wrighton, now six.

He has cerebral palsy and optic nerve atrophy, a condition where optic nerve fibres are damaged.

His parents, Nathan and Lisa, fundraised so Connor could undergo stem cell treatment in India.

The £2,369 raised by sight airedale, which was handed over at the charity’s annual coffee morning, will go towards a project to build a downstairs bedroom and wet room for Connor.

The sum includes a £1,000 donation from David Gallagher Funeral Directors in Keighley, raised through an annual Christmas tree initiative.

Antony Horner, for sight airedale, said: “We’re delighted at the amount raised for Connor and would like to thank everyone who contributed. We hope he enjoys his new bedroom.”

Lisa said the family, which lives in Skipton, was hugely grateful for the donation.