A seven-year-old boy from Tamworth has donated his birthday money to St Giles Hospice

Jude Leroux donated £100 to St Giles after asking his dad if he could give his birthday money to “poorly people”

Jude said: “I already had enough toys, so I said when I’m older, if I get enough money, I’d like to give it to poorly people and my dad said I could give my birthday money. So yea, that’s what I did!”

After making his donation, Jude visited volunteers and staff on our Inpatient Unit where he learnt more about hospice care, and they showed him how his money would help St Giles.

Katie Burbridge, Director of Clinical Services and Quality, said: “We were all so touched by Jude’s thoughtful donation, it’s just so special when children want to help others.

I feel both humbled and privileged to be a part of an organisation supported by people like Jude. He was absolutely fantastic, so polite and engaging – a true credit to his family.

“His £100 donation will make a real difference to us. St Giles Hospice spends around £10million a year providing its specialist services. Every single penny donated goes to supporting local people, and their loved ones, living with a terminal illness.”

To find out more about the services St Giles Hospice offers, visit: www.stgileshospice.com/about-us/

Jude Birthday Video