HUNDREDS of people came out to get bow tie tattoos last week in support of a brave 10-year-old boy who suffered a brain haemorrhage.

Joey Tildesley-Devine, a Queen's Park Primary pupil, walked into class on November 16, and developed a "strange taste in his mouth".

After getting up to get a drink of water he discovered he lost his ability to talk and use his right arm.

By the time his mum, a governor at the school, came to find him after being notified by school staff, he had also lost the use of his right leg. He had been in school for 15 minutes.

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After parents Karen and Nick Devine rushed him to Whiston Hospital, they did scans which found that he had AVM, arteriovenous malformation. This is a tangle of abnormal and poorly formed blood vessels that have a higher rate of bleeding than normal vessels.

He was rushed to Alder Hey Children's Hospital and had emergency brain surgery to remove the blood vessels.

Since then he has had to relearn how to walk, talk and move and has come on leaps and bounds with his family holding a myriad of events to raise funds for the music therapy and art therapy teams at Alder Hey Children's Hospital.

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Their latest fundraiser was held at Helter Skelter Tattoo Studio, owned by Joey's dad Nick, where people came to get bow tie tattoos, due to Joey's love of the fashionable accessory, in support of him and all for the cost of a donation of their choice.

Joey's proud mum Karen Devine, said: "It was an amazing day where six artists worked from morning to 6pm with at some points a two and a half hour wait for people to get tattoos, all in support of Joey.

"He was so made up, he even got a bow tie drawn on him too so him and the children there didn't feel left out.

"He kept saying, I can't believe all these people are here for me.

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"It was so heartwarming seeing all these people, most of which we never met, coming in to get bow tie tattoos, we were worried noone would turn up and loads did in the end.

"I can't thank everyone enough, it's been such a hard time for us, but having the support from our, friends, family and community just means the world. Thank you so much."

So far they have raised £1,627.53 for Alder Hey Children's Hospital.

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