A little boy’s thoughtfulness has sparked a social media campaign to raise money for St Luke’s Hospice.
Eight-year-old Oliver Sherard-Bornshin, from Winsford, wanted to help make his dad happy again after his grandfather passed away in March.
A diligent Scout, Oliver is working towards a personal challenge badge and last week decided he wanted to raise money for St Luke’s.
His proud dad Vincent explained that he lost his father Chris Bornshin to March but tried his best to limit the impact on Oliver.
When Oliver announced his intention to fundraise for the charity to his parents, they asked why he had settled on that particular challenge.
Vincent, a freelance marketing and communications consultant, said his son’s reply reduced him to tears and made him ‘the proudest parent on the face of this Earth’.
Oliver told him: “Well daddy, your daddy died this year and I know that this made you really sad.
“I know this hospice help people that are dying and I thought that if I help them, then this might make you happy.
“I want you to be happy again, I don’t like seeing you sad.”
With the help of kind donors and through the power of social media, Oliver’s initial £10 target has been blown out of the water.
Be Happy Daddy has already raised just under £300 and now the Wharton Church of England Primary School pupil and his family are hoping to raise £1,000.
Money Saving Expert Martin Lewis even read out a tweet Vincent sent him about Oliver’s mission during a live slot on ITV’s This Morning.
Vincent added: “Oliver is such an amazing young man.
“Whilst I realise that many people face adversity, challenges, disabilities, illness and loss and our story may not be unique, as a parent I am simply blown away.”
For more information, follow @oliversmission on Twitter and to donate, click here.