A FAMILY was given the greatest gift as their baby with just weeks to live was able to return home ahead of a fundraiser.

Kaila Leigh Narciso, who was born with the rare genetic disorder Edwards Syndrome, was able to visit her home in Meliden to celebrate turning one-month with her family after spending her the first weeks of her life at Claire’s House Hospice, in Bebington on the Wirral.

Staff at the town's Barrell pub, on Water Street, raised more than £1000 on Friday with a staggering five hours of raffles - with prizes donated by Rhyl businesses - and sponsored waxes, head and beard shaves for nine volunteers.

Ms Hywel- Jones, manager of The Barrell said: "We're more than a community, we're a family and Tjay and Katie are very much a part of that.

"Tjay, Katie and their son David came home for the fundraiser for an hour, but Kaila Leigh was too poorly to come. They did manage to bring her home for a couple of hours, but they had to take her to Glan Clwyd Hospital later because she started bringing her food up."

The fundraiser, which adds to £1,618 raised through crowdfunding, will be donated to the family to cover funeral expenses and support parents DJ Tjay Narciso and bank nurse Katie Roy's as they take time off work for Kaila Leigh's final weeks.

Mrs Hywel-Jones added: "The staff are also all donating their wages for working the night. We know that while they're saying goodbye they're not working, so we wanted to help raise some money so they don't have to worry."

Edwards Syndrome, also known as trisomy 18, is a rare but serious genetic disorder that causes a wide range of severe medical problems.

The Journal reported last week of plans to try and bring Kaila Leigh home to meet her family and to see the nursery that was painted especially for her.

The family will now spend their final moments with Kaila Leigh at their home. Donations for the family can be made at justgiving.com/crowdfunding/katie-howard-1.