Kind-hearted darts legend Phil Taylor has generously agreed to hand over £20,000 to help a young Irvine fan get treatment.

The 16-times World Champion agreed to give the generous sum after meeting six-year-old Jackson Waddell in Glasgow.

Delighted mum Jacqueline said they are now nearly half way towards funding Jackson's operation.

On their Justgiving page: “Phil “the power” Taylor has kindly offered to donate £20,000 to Jackson taking us nearly half way there.”

Jackson Waddell needs a frame to walk due to the affects of cerebral palsy, which he was diagnosed with aged 16 months.

However, once he grows out of the frame, his only option at mobility will be through the use of a power chair.

His family have kickstarted a campaign to raise £70,000 (their long-term target) to send Jackson, right, to the St Louis Children’s Hospital for SDR (selective dorsal rhiz America - which could give him the ability to walk.

Mum Jacqueline says her hope is that her son is simply able to stand on his own two feet.

Mum Jacqueline has said: “The operation itself is £35,000 but the private treatment and two years of intense rehab takes it up to £70,000.

“We’re not expecting to get there overnight but hopefully one day we’ll reach our target.

She added: “The support we have has honestly surprised me, he knows a lot of people and everybody says he’s a wee legend.

To donate to Jackson, visit