LITTLE Oliver Thornton is all smiles after helping raise money for a hospital that has helped him through his illness.
The Oakes five-year-old, helped by mum Nicola and dad Lee, organised a family fun day at Lindley Working Men’s Club to raise cash for the children’s surgical ward at Leeds General Infirmary.
Oliver suffers from the rare Hirschsprung’s Disease, a bowel condition which means he cannot digest food.
He and his parents staged the day to raise money to help buy equipment for the hospital where he receives his treatment.
The fun included a football tournament, three-legged races, a bouncy castle, barbecue, disco, a prize auction and a raffle.
The cash raised on the day will be matched by the Halifax bank and the family hope to have raised £3,000 in total.
Oliver is on a mission to make as much money as possible for the hospital as a thank you for all the help and support that staff have given him.
Nicola said: “Oliver has been in and out of hospital and had lots of operations, but he’s such a happy little boy and doing really well.’’
Oliver, who won the Young Personality of the Year award at this year’s Examiner Community Awards, has already raised £1,000 for toys at LGI.