JUST hours after desperate mum Jo Wright appealed for help funding treatment for her son in the Adver, a generous reader came forward.

Peter Mallinson, chairman of directors of Walcot Community Shop, contacted her to tell her he wanted to pay for a special helmet for little Hunter, who has flat head syndrome.

Jo had started a GoFundMe page to raise the £1,950 required but will now give the £400 raised to another mum in the same situation.

The 28-year-old said: “I was gobsmacked. It’s amazing what people do.

"My little boy now gets what he needs and maybe others in the future could get help like this.”

Staff at the community shop read the article in the Adver and told Peter and Robert Thompson, the manager Jo and Hunter.

Instantly they wanted to help. Peter said: “We’re pleased to be able to be in a position to do it.

“We respond to anybody who is impoverished in some way or can’t afford something which is vital.”

On the mum she's donating the £400 to, Jo said: “She’s in a similar situation and she hasn’t got the funds for it. Hopefully her son will get the treatment he needs.”

She added: “Hunter should be able to live a normal and healthy life I just want to give a massive thank you to Peter and the shop for helping me.”

South Swindon MP Robert Buckland said: “It’s a delightful community shop which I’ve been involved in with for many years.

"It’s been really useful to talk to Jo to have more information about this condition and I will raise this issue with my colleagues in the Department of Health and Social Care as to what the rules are about funding for treatments like this.

“When it comes to public resources there needs to be clinical evidence of the effectiveness of any treatment but that’s something I can explore.”

Jo says Hunter's condition could effect his hearing and jawline.

She added: “When they have it severely, they can be bullied at school.

"It happens quite a lot and children have taken their lives because they can’t cope with it.”

Hunter suffers from torticollis which is a condition that prevents the neck from moving normally, meaning his head is always on the same side when lying down.

He is having NHS physiotherapy, but he will still need a specialised helmet to reshape his head.

The helmet will be monitored by Cardiff-based specialist Lisa Williams at Align Clinics.

It applies pressure to parts of the skull that are bulging out, so the flat parts can grow and shape properly.