A five year-old boy went without presents on his birthday so other children could receive medical help.

When Tomas Walker invited friends and classmates along to his birthday party on July 1, he did not write up a wishlist.

Instead, the Monksgrove, Loughton resident asked each of them to donate some money towards Great Ormond Street Hospital.

The Aldterton Infant School pupil is an outpatient at the central London hospital, but that did not stop him having a great time once his loved ones had filled St John's Church Hall in Loughton.

Dad Marc Walker said: "He had a fantastic time, with Gymbobs activities and games laid on by Chigwell Tumble Tots, and some yummy party food and cake.

"Me, his mum Ada and little brother Louis are immensely proud of Tomas for his fundraising efforts."

The keen Tottenham fan risked ruffling some feathers when he arrived at the party in a Sweden kit days before the England quarter final, in recognition of his split English, Swedish and Albanian heritage.

Since a brace of headers knocked the Scandinavians out on Saturday however, Tomas has been fully behind the Three Lions.

To donate to Great Ormond Street, go to www.donate.gosh.org