A ten year old has donated his LEGO collection to a hospice that cared for his relatives.
After realising that he no longer played with his LEGO bricks, and realising they could be appreciated by others, James Blair donated his collection to a hospice in Renfrewshire, Scotland. He hopes that by doing so, children will have something to play with during visits to the hospice.
“I don’t play with Lego much any more, so decided to clear it out,” James told the Gazette. “I didn’t want to just throw it away. A lot of it is expensive and took a lot of work to build, and I thought I could do something nice with it.”
The collection, that the generous youngster had accumulated over seven years, was donated to St Vincent’s Hospice.
It is a facility that delivers palliative and hospice care for those affected by life-limiting conditions. Additionally, bereavement counselling is provided for young people up to the age of 18 years at the hospice. It was after seeing his gran and cousin cared for at the hospice that James realised it could the recipient of his construction kits.
“This is an amazing gesture from James, and we can’t thank him enough for this generosity,” said Laura McDade, fundraiser for St Vincent’s Hospice, speaking to the Gazette’s reporter. “At St Vincent’s, not only do we work with children and young people going through difficult times every single day, but we have countless numbers come through our doors every week to visit relatives and loved ones, and we are positive they will get hours of fun out of the LEGO.
“Donations like this just prove everyone has something they can offer that can make a huge difference to St Vincent’s patients and families.”