A “kind-hearted” six-year-old boy made and sold rainbow-themed keyrings in aid of a maternity department.

Kyle, from Harlow, raised £30 for The Princess Alexandra Hospital Charity because of the work the NHS did throughout Covid and after his mother gave birth to a brother last September.

As part of his homework he made the keyrings from modelling clay and sold them at his primary school at the cost of £1 each.

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The hospital’s head of charity Gary Taylor praised Kyle for his efforts.

He said: “A huge thank you to Kyle for taking the time to create the fantastic keyrings and raise funds for our maternity department

“Kyle is a kind-hearted young person who wanted to give back to our amazing NHS workers after their hard work and dedication to support the local community throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.

He added: “We are so grateful for every donation that we receive, no matter how big or small.”

Giuseppe Labriola, the hospital's director of midwifery and gynaecology, said: “This is a very kind gesture and will be greatly appreciated by each and every one of our hard-working team.

“It was a pleasure to meet Kyle and see his mum again, who we supported throughout her labour as she gave birth to a baby boy last September.”