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Dermot O’Leary emotional at eight-year-old’s campaign to help food bank over Christmas

This Morning star Dermot O’Leary was left emotional at a generous eight-year-old’s efforts to help a local food bank in the lead-up to Christmas

Henry Sinclair, from South Bucks, has been collecting and delivering food to the One Can food bank every week for more than a year.

Appearing on This Morning, Henry and his mum Katie explained to Dermot and Alison Hammond that they used to donate through their local supermarket, but were left stuck when they weren’t able to get to the supermarket as much during lockdown.

They turned their efforts to the One Can food bank, and enlisted ‘Street Heroes’ to help them along, with Henry making a video to encourage people to donate.

‘If you’re in South Bucks or anywhere, contact your local food bank, but we’re One Can Food Bank Trust here in High Wycombe,’ Katie explained.

Following the chat, Dermot was left emotional, saying to Alison: ‘Hang on a second, you’re not crying!’

Henry and his mum chatted to Dermot and Alison on the show (Picture: ITV)

‘Do you want me to get you a tissue?’ Alison asked, with Dermot reflecting on the interview and saying: ‘What a kid’.

Following his amazing efforts, Henry was recognised with a Blue Peter badge, as well as a Commissioner’s Award, as well as being able to meet Chief Scout, Bear Grylls.

Katie previously said: ‘Henry is still as passionate today as when he started a year ago. He has shown such kindness and at seven years old, he is dedicated to making a difference in society.’

Henry added: ‘My village is amazing. Everyone keeps donating and my box is always full. Thank you to my neighbours for helping me to help One Can to support lots of families to get food.’

Dermot was left emotional (Picture: ITV)

He’s not the only one to be focusing on a good cause this Christmas, with Scott Fisher, who is running 27 marathons, also recently being welcomed onto the show.

He offered up a moving story as to why he was doing the mega challenge, inspired by Eddie Izzard.

His wife Megan, who has Mast Cell Activation Syndrome (MCAS) has to take 27 pills every day in order to stay alive, and he explained she had recently taken a turn for the worst.

MCAS is a condition in which the mast cells in your body release too much of a substance that causes allergy symptoms.

But Scott’s enthusiasm shone through and quickly connected with viewers.

It didn’t take long for those watching at home to put their full support behind him, and fans soon flooded his page with donations, meaning that within an hour he had raised £100,000.

This Morning airs weekdays at 10am on ITV.

 


Credit: Original article published here.

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