KIND-HEARTED pupils at St Gregory’s High School brightened up 39-year-old Gill Hunter’s day after they surprised her with gifts while she was being treated in Warrington Hospital.

Generous pupils from form group Eight Julian rallied to create a collection of gifts after they were told that Gill, from Stockton Heath, had fallen unwell.

The school had been told by Warrington Mencap who provide support to the 39-year-old.

Assistant manager at Warrington Mencap Nikki Hull said: “About 18 months ago, Gill gave a talk to St Gregory’s pupils about what it is like living with a disability and about disability hate crime.

“When she became unwell we told the school but we didn’t expect to get this kind of response.”

Gill was presented with a care package which included pamper products like bath bombs and body lotions by the school’s pastoral support manager Alison Cotter, who dropped off the present on the children’s behalf.

Nikki added: “It was really sweet of them to do this.

“Children do not always get positive press but this was really thoughtful. It put a smile on Gill’s face.”

Pupils from the school on Cromwell Avenue donated the gifts during Heroes of Diversity week, when the youngsters are encouraged to carry out random acts of kindness.

School staff also volunteered their spare time to help with breakfast at the Salvation Army and pupils also visited St Rocco’s to play music for its residents.