he family of a boy whose art has raised £100,000 for his hospital said the money is a “thank you” to the medical staff who have looked after him.
Art is one way in which Noah works on his motor skills – but recently it has seen him collaborate with artists all over the world.
“There’s a process for us as parents where we reach out and teach him to hold on to stuff, because his motor skills aren’t brilliant,” Nathan Jones, 47, Noah’s stepfather, told the PA news agency.
“It’s not so much about him being an artist, it’s just about him being a family member, and us doing something cool, fun and creative with him.”
Mr Jones, a painter and decorator, decided to ask some of his art contacts if they would like to add their own interpretations to Noah’s cardboard-based background paintings.
A total of around £100,000 has since been raised for Colchester Hospital – where Noah receives a lot of his care – as a result of book sales and an eBay auction, with one piece going for more than £3,000.