James spreads festive cheer

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A kind-hearted Kilsyth schoolboy who has battled cancer most of his life has taken it upon himself to spread festive cheer among youngsters in the same boat.

For James Caldwell (11) has started collecting selection boxes which he hopes to donate to the charity Children with Cancer and Leukaemia Advice and Support for Parents who supported his family when he was undergoing treatment.

The Kilsyth Primary pupil is now in remission but has been fighting to overcome acute lymphoblastic leukaemia which he was diagnosed with at just three years old.

With support of proud mum Claire and family friend Elizabeth Paterson, James hopes to collect lots of selection boxes which will be given to children undergoing cancer treatment.

Claire said: “He is just 11 and James decided to do this, which is a very mature decision. We are so grateful to the charity.”

Selection boxes can be donated to The Factory Shop in Kilsyth.