Support worker Lorna Vyse, teacher Louise Jackson, Danny Bailey and Nicky Bailey. Picture: Tony Jones.

A seven-year-old boy has presented a cheque for more than £4,000 to a charity which supported him after his father’s death.

Danny Bailey and his mother Nicky wanted to raise money for children’s bereavement charity, Nelson’s Journey, to say thank-you for helping them to “get back on their feet.”

And last Thursday, Danny handed over a cheque for £4,014.59 to Lorna Vyse, senior child bereavement support worker for Nelson’s Journey.

The presentation took place at Heacham Infant and Nursery School, where Danny is a pupil.

Mrs Vyse said:  “It is lovely to receive such a huge sum of money from Danny and Nicky and everyone at Nelson’s Journey is very grateful to them for their fundraising efforts.

“This money will help us such a lot in our work towards supporting bereaved children.”

Danny was just five when his father Mark suddenly died aged 39 at their Heacham home in August last year.

But despite all his grief, the youngster organised a dress-down day at his school as part of the fundraising.

Mrs Bailey said of her son: “He wants to help other children who are in the same situation.”

She added she “absolutely loved” her coffee morning that was held in April, which raised £1,700 from the raffle and the various stalls.

“I think everybody else enjoyed it too,” said Mrs Bailey.