A Drongan dad has described how much of an effect the events at a children's hospital can have on families in tough times.

Jaden Hamilton was diagnosed in January of this year with Acute Myeloid Leukaemia.

The five-year-old has spent the last five months in and out of Ward 2A at Glasgow Children's Hospital Charity, the Schiehallion ward, only getting to go home for a short period every 4-6 weeks.

Jaden with dad, Aidan.Jaden with dad, Aidan. (Image: Glasgow Children's Hospital Charity)

Jaden's family and friends provided stellar support throughout his battle, with two of his mates shaving their hair off in support and raising thousands of pounds for charity in the process.

Close family support included dad Aidan, mum Melissa and younger brother, Blake.

After a brave battle, Jade was discharged from hospital on Sunday, May 26 as nurses and doctors emotionally waved him away.

Brotherly love with Jaden and Blake.Brotherly love with Jaden and Blake. (Image: Glasgow Children's Hospital Charity)

The amazing ward staff gave wee Jaden a guard of honour as he left Schiehallion with his mum and dad.

Whilst Jaden was an inpatient, the Easter Egg Run took place. This event, organised by Glasgow Children's Hospital Charity, sees bikes riding past the hospital for patients and their families to see.

Aidan says the difference events like this can have on families in similar situations is crucial.

Spending time with mum, Melissa.Spending time with mum, Melissa. (Image: Glasgow Children's Hospital Charity)

He said: “The Easter Egg Run is so important for the kids because they get out for the day to see all the bikes and it gives them a big smile on their face.

"Jaden was stuck in a room all day and night, but the doctors and nurses let him out for that hour just to see the bikes, which just made our day.

"Then Easter eggs got delivered to Jaden’s room, making that day extra special for him.”

By sharing his son's story, Aidan aims to "give other people going through the same thing a big boost to see there is light at the end of the tunnel”.

More information about the hospital's events can be found online.