The story of little Jack Lunt, who came into the world at just 28 weeks old weighing a tiny 2lbs, has had quite an effect on Gazette readers.
Jack, now a happy and healthy one-year-old, lived at Hillingdon Hospital's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) for nine weeks before he was healthy enough to go home with his parents Abigail and Dave, of Brooklyn Way, West Drayton.
Most of those weeks were spent in an incubator - a life saving piece of equipment designed to act as an artificial womb to babies born too soon.
Councillor Allan Kauffman and his wife, Lynne, met the Lunt family when they visited the NICU last year as part of their term as Mayor and Mayoress of Hillingdon.
They decided that on top of their target to raise £61,000 for their seven chosen charities as part of their Rainbow Appeal , they would raise an extra £15,000 to buy an incubator for the hospital.
On Thursday last week Mr Kauffman ended his term of office and the new Mayor of Hillingdon, councillor Catherine Dann, was sworn in.
But over the weekend, on the back of the Gazette's article about Jack, a donation of £500 was made to the mayor's Rainbow Appeal, along with £1000 donated by John Brock, Global CEO of Coca Cola, with the European headquarters of Coca Cola Enterprises based in Bakers Road, Uxbridge.