A GENEROUS six-year-old inspired by Colonel Tom Moore has been giving away his old toys and raising money for the NHS.

William Smith, who lives in Latchford, was busy tidying his bedroom during the coronavirus lockdown to clear out some the toys he no longer used.

Instead of giving his toys to a charity shop when they re-open, the St Matthew's Primary School pupil wanted to help out children closer to home.

Mum Claire explained: "He wanted to set a stall up outside our house, from which any mummies and daddies, or boys and girls, could take any of the toys they liked home.

"Free to a good home is what the sign he made said.

"A few people passed on the street and looked at Will’s stall and some did take toys away, but one man was so struck by what Will was doing that he put £1 onto the window sill, saying: ‘Next time you go to the shop with mummy, buy yourself some sweets because you are an amazing young man, God bless you.’

Warrington Guardian:

"What happened next was totally unexpected.

"Beaming from ear to ear and proud as he could be, Will said: ‘Mummy, I don’t like sweets, so I think I will give these pennies to the NHS, just like Captain Tom did.’"

Claire set up a JustGiving page to support Will's kind gesture and he has so far raised more than £330 for the NHS.

The proud mum added: "Will said: ‘I can’t believe it, everyone is so kind to give me pennies for the NHS.

"'How many days are there in a year?

"'I will raise £365, £1 for every day the doctors and nurses look after us.'"

To donate to Will's efforts, visit justgiving.com/fundraising/Claire-Smith259.