Bikes, video games and Lego sets may top many six-year-old’s birthday lists.
But selfless little Leon Bindell ignored all of those presents when he asked friends and family to make a donation for his birthday to support sick children instead.
Leon, from Honley, has so far raised £100 for The Forget-Me-Not Children’s Hospice as part of his passionate drive, prompted by finding out about the devastating fire at its Brackenhall-based Russell House centre.
More people are now being asked to donate to his cause online.
Penny Sykes, Leon’s mum said: “We have always been extremely proud of Leon, he is a wonderful young man who is so caring for his young age.
“Leon really did have his heart set on donating the money raised from his presents to a good cause and as soon as he found out about being able to support other local children he knew exactly where he wanted the money to go to.”
The fire broke out at the Brackenhall-based Hospice on January 13 at about 7.30am and caused damage to the main electricity board which supplies power to the site.
The Hospice was forced to close and the charity lost £140,000 in predicted income due to the blaze.
On raising his funds for Forget-Me-Not, Leon said: “I was really happy to be able to raise £100 and I hope it can go towards helping other children who need support.”
Lynsey Marshall, Community Fundraiser at the charity added: “When I heard about what Leon was wanting to do it really did warm my heart.
“It was clear to see as soon as I met him what a lovely boy he is and I’m sure his mum and dad are bursting with pride.”
A Just Giving page has now been set up in Leon’s name.
Anyone wanting to donate can visit justgiving.com/leon-blindell