A BARNSLEY couple are desperately trying to raise money after their two-year-old daughter was diagnosed with severe chickenpox while on holiday in Corfu, leaving them stranded on the island.

Joni Edwards was diagnosed with the illness while on the family holiday with mum Claire, and dad Jon.

The family, from Birdwell, were due to fly home on Monday, but doctors in the local hospital say Joni is unfit to fly, and will have to stay in hospital for at least the next week or so.

The treatment is costing over £100 per day with insurance only covering some of the family's costs, with excess still to pay.

As they'll have to pay for accommodation and food while they remain in Corfu, they're desperately seeking funds to help them along until Joni is better.

To donate, visit https://www.gofundme.com/2cfhmhvu