A kindhearted five-year-old is spending the Christmas period helping poorly children.
Alfie Kempe has been inspired to raise funds for the young patients of Derriford Hospital in Devon in a bid to make them feel "a lot more festive".
The Plymouth boy wanted to buy presents for as many of the children as possible, but is instead raising funds on the advice of the hospital, Plymouth Herald reported.
Alfie's mum, Kitty Kempe, said he wants to "brighten up Christmas for those who, unfortunately, cant spend it at home".
The mum and son have launched an online campaign to raise cash to help those who're spending Christmas in hospital with various health issues.
Staff at Derriford Hospital will use the additional funds to put on activities for the young patients.
While Alfie is full of energy and Christmas cheer this year, two years ago he was not in such a good place.
He spent three days in hospital with an illness his mum says he was fortunate to recover from.
"He knows he's lucky," Kitty said, "but some kids aren't lucky."
"For some children, [this] might be their last Christmas."
So far Alfie and his mum have raised £244 – smashing their £100 target.
On their Justgiving page Kitty said: "Each and every day the majority of us are blessed with healthy children and at Christmas time we can look forward to some family time at home.
"Unfortunately not everyone is in the same position and some will be spending their Christmas in hospital.
"This Christmas Alfie and I would love to raise some money for the Children's wards at Derriford to contribute towards making the patients and their loved ones, as well as all the amazing staff, feel a little more festive.
"Any donation no matter how small or large would be much appreciated. Merry Christmas."
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