COMMUNITY spirit is shining bright in Calne as the town prepares for a charity fundraiser in memory of two inspirational local youngsters.

Local bands and artists are coming together to put on a night of music, in memory of 20-year-old Jack Stuart and 11-year-old Jade Randall-Brown.

The event, Jump for Jack and Jam for Jade is the first time the two fundraisers have been combined in an effort to raise money for children and young adults hospice Naomi House, and the MPS Society, which provides support to individuals and families affected by MPS and related diseases.

Jack, who had Hunter Syndrome (or MPS II), a rare degenerative condition that led to irreparable damage to his airway, died in 2014.

Jack’s mum, Manda Stuart, said: “It is a family event, a day of music from local bands and artists.

“Quite often when Jack and I went to hospital we would bump into Jade, there was a connection from before but now we are connected in a different way. I think for us and Jade’s family it is about keeping their memory alive.

“It is so special the community wanted to do that, and Calne has stepped up time and time again.”

“Jack was a huge character, everyone knew him and he had lots of friends.”

Jade, who battled several genetic disorders throughout her lifetime, died at Naomi House in 2012.

Her mum, Nikki Brown, said: “I think it is incredible, it really shows community spirit.

“It is overwhelming how much people want to support and keep the memories alive of two wonderful people.”

The event was organised by friend Simon Hansen, who knew Jade and Jack.

He said: “The community of Calne really pulls together when something like this happens. Originally it was just Jam for Jade, but sadly Jack passed away as well so we decided to bring Jack into it too.

“Yes, it is about raising awareness, but it is also about keeping their legacy alive and the community coming together.

“Thank you to all the local bands and businesses for donating their time.”

Jump for Jack and Jam for Jade is taking place at Bremhill View Social Club on Sunday, September 9, 12pm-10pm with performances from 15 artists. Tickets cost £2.50 for adults and children go free.