Kyle Buckley back stage with Peter Kay Credit: Carol Buckley Facebook

Bolton comedian Peter Kay has donated more than £75,000 to help brave Kyle Buckley battle a rare form of cancer.

The Phoenix Nights and Car Share legend recently held two shows in one day at the Manchester 02 Apollo to raise money for Make Kyle Smile and The Polly Haydock Appeal.

12-year-old Kyle Buckley suffers from the rare muscle tissue cancer, Alveolar Rhabdomyosarcoma and fundraising has been taking place to allow him to get the treatment he needs.

Kyle’s Mum Carol posted to Facebook:

“Make kyle smile – Peter kay has donated £75,898 to kyles fund , how amazing and so so kind is that !!! We as a family thankyou you from the bottom of our hearts peter kay so so much for your help .This means so much to us for kyles treatment xxxxxxxxxx it will not show on kyles gofundme as it is in another account”

She told the Peter Kay Fans Page “Well when we was doing a funday for kyle we asked peter if he would come but he was busy so he invited kyle to his show at blackpool winter gardens but kyle wasnt well that day and couldnt attend , the next thing we knew he was doing this show at apollo for kyle and polly .i was very gobsnacked didnt know what to say , my heart was beating so fast !! , this was just what we needed to help us with kyles fundraising for a treatment when we find one .peter invited us to his show and we went back stage to meet him just before the show started .Peter gave kyle a big hug .Hes a lovely man and i just cant thank him enough for what he has done for my son .I thank him from the bottom of my heart .The other day i found a lump on kyles head which hes had a ct scan and it shows the disease has spread more now so he is stopping his pallative chemotherapy and having some radiotherapy to the new area at some point probably next week”

You can donate to Make Kyle Smile here: