Teddy donates some of his pocket money to hospice

Teddy Page
Teddy Page

A LITTLE boy with a very big heart has generously donated some of his pocket money to St Michael’s Hospice.

Teddy Page, who is nearly three, gave away £35 to the St Leonards charity.

In April 2011 Teddy’s grandad Ted Page passed away at the hospice, eight days before he was born.

Teddy’s dad Mark said: “When I told my father he was going to be a grandad he was absolutely over the moon. Dad was always so positive about his illness, but this exciting news really gave him something to fight harder for. When we found out we were having a boy and told him we were going to call him Ted after him, it absolutely made his day. Before Dad passed away he had put some money aside to open up Teddy’s first bank account, and since then Teddy has been busy saving his pounds and pennies.

“Recently when we counted up Teddy’s pennies he had managed to save more than £100, I was absolutely overwhelmed when Teddy said he wanted to give £35 of his money to the people that looked after his grandad.”

Celia Pyke-Lees, hospice chief executive, said: “I’d like to thank Teddy for sending in his pocket money. What a great role model he is for other children and at such a young age.”