‘Spiderdad’ returns with film

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A FATHER has continued his charity fundraising efforts in characteristically novel fashion.

Mike Wilson shot to internet fame and earned the moniker Spiderdad” after donning a Spiderman costume and jumping from the roof of his home to surprise his son, Jayden.

Jayden had been diagnosed with a Grade four Glyoblastoma Multiforme brain tumour, and was four years old.

The first film where Jayden met his hero was viewed more than 10 million times.

Jayden lost his battle with cancer on Christmas Eve 2014 and his family were cared for by the staff at Naomi House and Jacksplace hospices, which look after many children from the Portsmouth area.

Since then, Mike, of Basingstoke, and his Spiderdad alter ego, have been raising money for Naomi House and Jacksplace and has now released a special video in memory of Jayden.

He is urging people to view the action-packed clip on YouTube as every view will generate money that he will donate to Naomi House and Jacksplace.

Since launching at 7pm on Saturday, the video has been viewed tens of thousands of times.

As Mike has a monetised YouTube account, every time the video is viewed Naomi House and Jacksplace receive a donation from the advertising revenue.

Paul Morgan, head of fundraising at Naomi House and Jacksplace said: ‘Jayden’s moving story and Mike’s inspirational fundraising has captured the imagination of people across the UK.

‘We are extremely grateful to Mike for all he has done in support of our 
work. Mike certainly knows how to put on a show and his latest film is nothing short of sensational.’

Naomi House was opened in 1997 and offers a service to families in need of respite. Mike has already raised £18,000 for the Sutton Scotney hospice.

The film can be viewed on YouTube at youtube.com/watch?v=I5E9-jNELjE