New Addington boy, nine, selling gran's roast dinners for £1 for charity
A GENEROUS youngster has come up with a crackling way of raising funds for the hospice which cares for his nan.
Every Sunday, nine-year-old Brandon King's family meet for a gathering and roast dinner at his grandma Eileen Sage's Thornton Heath home.
And since Christmas, they have been forced to pay a pound for it, after Brandon, from New Addington, started to use it as a fundraising opportunity.
Brandon, who attends Good Shepherd Primary School, collects the cash from all 17 of his family members who go for dinner, to raise money for St Christopher's Hospice, which has been caring for his beloved grandma.
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Now his family has surprised the youngster by contacting the Advertiser to thank him for his efforts, which have seen him raise more than £600 in just five months.
His proud aunt Theresa Widdowson, 49, said: "Brandon is a lovely boy who is always thinking of others, we just want to thank him.
"My mum's roast dinners are famous, and most weeks all 17 are round her home in Highbury Avenue having dinner and catching up.
"Brandon came up with the idea on Christmas Day. We were charged a minimum of £2 for that, and ever since then it has been a minimum donation of a £1.
"He is a wise head on young shoulders, and would do anything for anyone. We are all very proud of him."
Brandon started his fundraising mission after seeing the work the Sydenham hospice does in caring for people in the community.
Theresa explained: "My mum, Brandon's gran, has a chronic lung disease, and has been going to the hospice for respite ever since just before Christmas.
"He is always wanting to help others. He says he wants to help people who are worse off than him.
"We lost my dad to cancer, and although Brandon wasn't born, he knows about him.
"We just think Brandon is very special."