Samuel Field has a heart of gold – and that’s official.
The youngster from Dalton School was nominated for the Macmillan Cancer Support Little Local Hero award, (sponsored by Silver Spoon), by Angela Beaumont, school community liaison officer.
She nominated him for the way in which he played with and supported his little brother Oliver throughout his illness allowing him as normal a childhood as was possible.
He cheered Oliver even when he, himself, became seriously ill with meningitis.
Sadly it was in the same week that Samuel found out he was the regional winner that Oliver lost his fight with cancer.
The prize five-year-old Samuel has won is a year’s supply of baking ingredients.
Mum Laura says she awaits this delivery with a certain amount of trepidation while dad Paul says he is looking forward to lots of homemade cakes and buns.
Hannah Wilson from Macmillan Cancer Support who organised the competition after hearing about the loss of Oliver is organising a couple of treat days for Samuel.
And they have given Laura and Paul the option of a special treat with Samuel – possibly a day trip to London to visit Harrods.
Samuel said his best game with Oliver was when he was the burglar and Oliver was the policeman and when Oliver caught Samuel he smacked him on the bottom.