Girl, 8, spends pocket money on Christmas presents for sick kids

Maisie Hymers' incredible generosity has touched hearts around the world.

Maisie Hymers' incredible generosity has touched hearts around the world.

An eight-year-old girl from Paulsgrove in Portsmouth, UK, saved up all her pocket money to buy sick children Christmas presents.

Saving over £400 ($885), Maisie Hymers handed out 50 presents to children at Queen Alexandra Hospital in Portsmouth last weekend.

Maisie's mum, Lucy Conway, 36, told Portsmouth News: "She told us she wanted to do this last Christmas and of course, we said yes.

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"We are extremely proud of her for being so thoughtful."

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"She saved up most of her pocket money and family members put in a few pennies here and there to help too."

Last year Maisie spent time in hospital after she broke her arm.

While there, she "thought the children who are in hospital won't get presents and I decided to save my pocket money to buy them things," said Maisie who goes to Victory Primary School.

As for the gifts (pictured with Maisie above), she says, "I have got board games, teddy bears and toys."

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And she plans to do it all again next year.

"I'm very pleased with how much I saved and want to do something again next year, but I don't know what," Maisie said.

With the help of her parents, grandmother and two siblings, they handed out presents in the hospital. 

Craig O'Shaughnessy, father of two-year-old leukaemia patient, George, said: "It was so overwhelming to see a lovely girl do such a lovely thing.

"George spends a lot of time in hospital, he's always smiling anyway but this made him smile more."


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