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Boy, seven, raises more than £200 for ill children through drawings

PUBLISHED: 12:37 11 October 2018 | UPDATED: 11:24 16 October 2018

Hayden Daly with his mum Kellyann and dad Chris. PHOTO: Sophie Smith

Hayden Daly with his mum Kellyann and dad Chris. PHOTO: Sophie Smith

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A seven-year-old has raised more than £200 for a children’s hospice by selling his drawings.

Seven-year-old Hayden Daly, who sells his drawings for charity. PHOTO: Kellyann DalySeven-year-old Hayden Daly, who sells his drawings for charity. PHOTO: Kellyann Daly

Hayden Daly, from Diss, has brought in £215 for East Anglian Children’s Hospices (EACH) in memory of his friend Maddison Turner who passed away aged two from cancer.

Hayden said: “I just want to help people. I want to make money because I want to help other poorly babies like Maddison”

EACH offers care and support for children and young people with life-threatening conditions and supports families across Norfolk, Cambridgeshire, Essex and Suffolk.

Kellyann Daly, Hayden’s mum, said: “Hayden began drawing one evening and said that he would like to draw pictures to sell. He asked grandparents if they want to buy a picture each, which of course they did.

Hayden Daly draws a picture of a lion for charity. PHOTO: Sophie SmithHayden Daly draws a picture of a lion for charity. PHOTO: Sophie Smith

“I asked Hayden what he wants to make money for, thinking he was going to say he wanted money to buy some toys for his pet rats but he didn’t. He said ‘I just want to be kind to the charities so I want to give some to them but keep some for myself.’

“We had a talk about which different charities there are. I told him about EACH and how they helped Maddison and her family. He decided that he would like to give all of what he makes to EACH in memory of Maddison.”

Hayden has a Just Giving page where he takes commissions from as far away as Italy.

Past requests have included a sausage dog, flowers, and a picture of his ‘favourite thing’.

Seven-year-old Hayden Daly at home with his pictures. PHOTO: Sophie SmithSeven-year-old Hayden Daly at home with his pictures. PHOTO: Sophie Smith

Mrs Daly said: “He is still working through his list!”

To request a picture or donate visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/haydensdrawings

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