A fun day is being planned to support a Mauchline youngster battling an aggressive form of cancer.

Three-year-old Ava Bolton was recently diagnosed with stage 4 high-risk neuroblastoma.

Since her diagnosis, Ava's parents Scott and Natalie have been working tirelessly to help raise funds to send their daughter to America for specialist treatment.

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Young Ava is currently five months into an 18-month treatment plan to tackle the disease.

Ava's mum and dad have been planning ahead for when the treatment finishes, as there remains a risk that she could relapse and the cancer could return.

Natalie and Scott, and Ava's brother Lucas, are now aiming to raise £250,000 to send the youngster to a new vaccination treatment in New York, once her current 18-month treatment cycle is complete.

Cumnock Chronicle: Ava has been brave in her fight.Ava has been brave in her fight. (Image: Help Our Ava)

Having only set up GoFundMe page to raise the money last month, they have already amassed donations worth over £80,000.

Now a fun day has been planned at Cumnock's Town Hall later this month to try and draw in more donations.

The 'Fun Day for Ava' will take place on Monday, May 29 from 11am-3pm, and will include a bouncy castle, face painting, balloon modelling and much more great fun.

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Tickets can be purchased on the day or by contacting the Fun Day for Ava Facebook page, priced at £7.50 per child.

"It will just be a bit of fun on the day and hopefully we can raise some money," Ava's dad, Scott said.

"With the help of the Dumfries Arms, we've managed to source some vendors and we've got a bouncy castle and a wee circus-themed day."

Cumnock Chronicle: Ava and her team enjoying the Cumnock CarnivalAva and her team enjoying the Cumnock Carnival (Image: Help Our Ava)

Ava and the family will also be present at Mauchline's Holy Fair on Saturday, May 27, to put a smile on people's faces.

The people of Ayrshire have really rallied to support the youngster's fight, with many businesses, individuals, shops etc. doing everything they can to raise money.

The dedicated 'Help Our Ava' Facebook page is filled with people doing their bit, through raffles, fund-raisers of their own, or even just having collections tins available.

Scott said the support he and the family have had has blown him away.

"It's really overwhelming, the support we've had from everyone," Scott added.

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"There's been a lot of big donations from companies and people in Mauchline.

"But it's not just been the people of Mauchline, it seems to be across Ayrshire in general that people are more than happy to help.

"We're so grateful for all the help we've received.

"I don't think Ava quite understands why all these people are helping out.

"We've been at places like the Catrine show and the Cumnock Carnival, and she was just enjoying being there and being a kid, not really knowing the meaning behind it."

You can support Scott and Natalie's funding for Ava online at https://bit.ly/scottnatalieandava.