A Wiltshire family are to fly their newborn son home from Turkey on Saturday following a public appeal that has raised nearly £10,230.

Newly-weds Louise and Stephen Crawshaw say their son Wolfe, who was born eight weeks premature on Monday, July 25 is now well enough to come home.

He will be flown back from Antalya to Bristol Airport on August 6 before being transported to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Bath’s Royal United Hospital.

His mum, Louise, 37, was on honeymoon with Stephen, 27, when she went into labour and had an emergency caesarean at the Lara Beach Hospital in the Turkish resort.

She said: “Our son is strong enough to fly home via Lucy Air Ambulance for Children / Capital Air with the special care needed to get our boy home.

“He will return to the UK on Saturday, the 6th of August, then straight to Bath NICU as soon as Louise and Wolfe land by ambulance where he will remain until he is well enough to finally come home.”

The online gofundme appeal launched by Louise’s friend Jodie Hunt and two others has raised £10,229 and has now closed.

Mrs Crawshaw-Bowen, of Nightingale Road, Trowbridge, said: “The remainder of the costs will be covered by Royal British Legion, who we cannot thank enough. 

“We would like thank everyone for supporting us back home and for everyone who has made it possible for us to get our boy home. 

“We would also like to thank every single person who made a donation, I cannot thank you all enough.

“I hope sometime in the future I can repay the kindness and generosity you all have shown me and my family. 

“Please do keep following Wolfe’s page for updates. We would love to keep sharing our story with you all, it is the least we can do. 

“If you would like to make a donation, please donate to Lucy’s Air Ambulance and the Royal British Legion.”

The couple were on honeymoon in Antalya with Louise’s four children, Ty, 14, Daisy, 11, Teddy, five, and Ronnie, 11 months, when she went into labour.

Wolfe was kept in hospital with a lung infection, while Mrs Crawshaw-Bowen was forced to pay 4,500 euros in order to leave hospital.

Within days of his birth, the couple faced a £5,500 bill for Wolfe’s treatment, which climbed every day he was being kept in the intensive care unit.