Most children cannot get enough of sweets and chocolate, especially around Christmas time.

But one selfless little boy gave up eating for a whole 12 hours to help those less fortunate than him.

Kaeden Burleigh, seven, was determined to support the Watford Foodbank so went without food – including his favourite crisps and cake – for a Saturday.

His good deed raised £200, which he used to buy food for the foodbank to help feed hungry families who might otherwise go without over the festive period.

Mum, Siobhan, said: “He decided he wanted to help people that haven’t got any food at Christmas by himself. Initially he wanted to go in and cook for everybody, but that’s not practical.

“We kept him occupied on the day by going to the cinema and doing bits and bobs, but nothing too strenuous.

“He actually wanted to go on for longer.”

Kaeden’s kind nature comes from previously seeing his mother work tirelessly to support charity Herts for Refugees.

The Cherry Tree Primary School pupil’s good deed left volunteers at the food bank “touched”.

Items he bought included 30 boxes of tea bags, coffee, mashed potato, pasta sauce, curry sauce and wrapped cakes.

Ms Burleigh, 34, added: “The foodbank confirmed that he has been able to help a massive number of people over the Christmas period, which is really amazing to know that at only seven-years-old he can achieve so much.

“I’m so proud of him.”

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