Campaigners are set to hold a fundraising spectacular tonight to help send transplant boy Reece Walker-Sharpe on the holiday of a lifetime.

Nine-year-old Reece, of Dudley Hill, Bradford, amazed doctors after making a double-quick recovery from a lung transplant.

Now family and friends want to see him enjoy a fairytale trip to Disneyworld in Florida.

Family friend Beverley Smith has organised an auction and raffle at The Cross Keys in Rooley Lane, Bradford, from 7pm.

Mrs Smith, a mum-of-three, said: "I think it is very important for Reece to get away. He is getting older now and his illness is starting to worry him a little bit more so it is time he had a holiday.

"Reece is such a friendly little lad and is full of energy.

"He has not been told about the plan so it should be a fantastic surprise for him.

"Why should he not get as much out of life as he can?

"We are hoping he will be able to go later this year when he is well enough."

Reece's grandad Brian Walker, 47, said doctors at Great Ormond Street Hospital in London were amazed at how quickly Reece recovered after the transplant in January 2005.

It usually takes six weeks before patients are allowed home but Reece was back at his home in Thornsgill Avenue in fewer than three, although he and his family still have to make regular trips to Great Ormond Street.

Mr Walker said he had been amazed by the generosity of individuals and businesses in Bradford who had donated prizes for tonight's auction and raffle.

"People have been absolutely marvellous; we have got all sorts," he said.

"We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone involved, from the staff at the Cross Keys to Beverley and everyone who has donated.

"Tonight will be a brilliant night. We are looking at taking Reece away later in the year when he is well enough."

Mrs Smith hopes tonight's events will raise around £5,000 for Reece's fund.

Star lots include two return flights to anywhere in Europe served by Jet2, a chance to record a CD at the same studio used by X Factor star Chenai Zinyuku, and six bottles of Moet and Chandon champagne.