A WHITCHURCH housing estate will be visited by a parade of vehicles this month as part of young boy's birthday celebrations.

On July 23 between 10am and 1pm, The Mounts off Tarporley Road will become a parade of trucks, tractors, racing cars, motorbikes and classic cars all in celebration Reggie's Cox's fourth birthday, and mum Mikaela's charity Sahara trek.

In 2016 Reggie faced a battle for survival after being born 16 weeks early and weighing 650 grams.

Despite being on the brink of survival at multiple points in his life, Reggie has survived and thrived, but not without complications.

A chronic lung condition means he has been at home for the past five months, where he has been shielding.

Despite being unable to leave the house, Mikaela has made sure Reggie's birthday will be extra special, after taking to Facebook community group Friends of Whitchurch to organise the parade.

"It's been such a long journey, and lock down has been hard for Reggie, and we were so sad that his fourth birthday would be a bit of a non-event, as we are shielding him," Mikaela explained.

"He is completely obsessed with all things with wheels and engine, so I asked on the local Friends of Whitchurch if anyone with any kind of vehicle could drive past our house or somewhere we could safely take him to see anything.

"I was completely overwhelmed by the response of Whitchurch people. It's going to absolutely make his day.

"The post received more than 120 comments with people offering all kinds of vehicles to drive past on the day including vintage three wheelers and American pick-ups, racing cars, camper vans and tractors."

Mikaela is currently also fundraising ahead of a gruelling 100km trek across Sahara Desert in November, raising funds for The Sick Children's Trust who were vital in supporting both the parents while Reggie spent his first four and half months in hospital.

The Trust provided a home from home minutes from his bedside, meaning the family could be there at a moment’s notice, as well as safe space where they found support with other families also experiencing similar circumstances.