THE story of Merseyside schoolboy Elliot Wild who lost his fight with leukaemia became one of the most moving moments of this year’s Children in Need.
Liverpool FC fan Elliot Wild, from Higher Bebington, died in March after a desperate search for a bone marrow donor.
Footage about the eight-year-old’s fight for life inspired 40,000 people to call the BBC’s charity show last Friday.
His name was also trending on Twitter, as was Claire House hospice, where Elliot was cared for and the footage was filmed.
Today mum Jackie said: “We went to the night in London and while we were in the green room we were told they had received a record amount of calls for one film– about 40,000 in the space of five minutes.
“Twitter and Facebook also went crazy on Friday night.
“Claire House have also been inundated with calls since the programme, which we are so happy about because it is such an amazing place. The BBC even repeated the film later on in the night because of the impact it had.”