People in Blacon have rallied to raise more than £2,700 for the family of tragic toddler Malaki Hughes at an event held in his honour.

The two-year-old was tragically killed when a fireplace fell on him at his home in Saltney on September 12.

The Waggon and Horses in Blacon hosted the event on Sunday, and has so far collected a total of £2,720, with potentially yet more money to come.

Mickey and Minnie Mouse were special guests and entertained youngsters

All proceeds will go towards covering the costs of Malaki’s headstone and supporting his family.

Organiser Danny Parker, whose own little girl attended the same playschool as Malaki, was inspired to help after hearing of the tragedy.

He told the Chronicle: “When I heard about it, I couldn’t help but think of what I would do in that situation.

“It’s every parent’s worst nightmare.”

Fundraiser Danny Parker counting the money raised at the Blacon fundraiser

Helium balloons were released in Malaki’s memory following the event.

Danny has thanked everyone who dug deep at the event by buying raffle tickets, giving prizes or making donations.

Raffle prizes at the event included restaurant vouchers, a three-month gym membership and Chester FC football tickets.