Young Burnley hospital patients wake up to Easter Sunday treats from a caring schoolboy (seven)

George Greenwood collected around 215 Easter eggs and gifts which he delivered to the charity ELHT and Me, to distribute to young people in hospital.

And, aware that some children might not be allowed to eat chocolate, George’s gifts included a selection of books and other treats so they wouldn’t feel left out.

George’s proud mum, Sammy, said: “I’m so proud of George. He always says he wants to make the kids happy and make them smile and he certainly did.”

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George with his incredible collection of Easter eggs for young hospital patients

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The youngster started his Easter campaign two years ago at the start of the covid pandemic. Then just five-year-old George asked if he could sell some of his own toys to buy Easter eggs for young patients.

Sammy took him to buy a few they could donate and, touched by her son’s generous gesture, she shared his story on social media. After that, George was inundated with egg donations.

George with his proud mum Sammy

Donations poured in from family, friends and complete strangers.

Indulge Cafe in Colne acted as a drop off point and also donated with an £80 donation from Burnley-based Depher.

Sammy added: “When George first did this it was to help people through covid and although it may have ended people are still struggling with the rising prices of l energy and food.

Alicia R. Rucker