A couple from Berwick whose son has an incurable disease have been left stunned after the comedian Jason Manford visited their home, and donated the takings from his shows in the town to the family.
10-month-old Roman Greenlees has recently been diagnosed with a rare genetic condition called Asper's Disease.
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