A young fundraiser is continuing on his quest to brighten the lives of poorly children in hospital.
Avi Glyn, who set up his own children’s charity with the help of his mum, visited Leeds General Infirmary to hand over £2,000.
The cash was raised through a glitzy ball last year in aid of Kids2Kids – the charity he and his mum Judith Fiddler have created.
It will go towards new equipment on the children’s kidney dialysis ward, while he also dropped off toys to help keep the young patients occupied.
Kids2Kids fundraising manager Liz Stephenson said: “He’s done amazingly well.”
The charity was born when Avi, from Alwoodley, Leeds, came up with the idea for a charity after seeing his mum throw away wrapping paper after his birthday.
He said it was like throwing money away and instead wanted to help youngsters less fortunate than him.
So he developed Happy-Rap, packs with sheets of wrapping paper he helped design which include games inspired by the Where’s Wally? books.
They also held a fundraising Purple Ball last year, which featured an appearance from Edna’s Hat, a band made up of stars from Avi’s favourite soap Emmerdale.
Proceeds from the ball went towards the donation to the ward, while other donations will help keep youngsters entertained as they go through the regular, gruelling treatments.
“We want to continue supporting that particular ward and hopefully raise a lot more awareness this year,” Liz added.
Avi, 11, has now come up with a plan for the patients to create dialysis diaries telling their story of treatment, for others to read. Liz explained: “It’s to share their experiences with other children. It’s something to give them confidence that everything is going to be fine.”
Happy-Rap packs are also now being sold within the LGI in aid of the ward. For more information, visit www.kids2kids.org.uk.