A ‘big-hearted’ nine-year-old has donated more than 70 advent calendars to the elderly in the town - thanks to the support of the community.

Keiron Scott, from Lyme Regis, would make regular visits to one of the town’s nursing homes with his mum, Kelly Scott, to see a family friend.

After a visit, he decided he wanted to get all the residents of that home an advent calendar each, but the prices and the number of calendars needed were more than his pocket money could stretch to.

His mum made a plea to see if anyone could help him complete his goal, adding to his own donations, and they were taken aback when many people came forward offering money to buy them and donating advent calendars.

The amount that was given meant Keiron could donate some calendars to a second home and they were left a few short to complete the third nursing home in the town.

After a final plea, the community came together, with Karl from Lyme Regis Co-op donating 10 advent calendars, they managed to deliver 76 calendars in time for December.

Keiron’s mum Kelly said: “Wow, Keiron only went and smashed it - 76 advent calendars delivered to lots of smiling ladies and gentlemen to three of our lovely care homes.

“A big thanks to the Co-op and the people who helped Keiron with his big task, there really are some lovely people out there.

“As Keiron’s mum, I am massively proud of the big-hearted young man he is turning into. All this was his idea. Last year it was secret Santa for the street we live on, so who knows what next year will be.

“Again, thank you everyone.”