Marcus Skeels presents a cheque Dr Margaret Daly and staff nurse Katherine Spoelma.

Turning 18 is an important milestone but one generous teenager used his birthday as an opportunity to raise money for a King’s Lynn hospital in memory of his nan.

Marcus Skeels, of Three Holes, wanted to give something back to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital’s Macmillan Cancer Care and Treatment Centre after staff looked after his nan, Yvonne Skeels, who died in 2015.

He asked the 200 people who attended his party, on April 7, to make a donation instead of buying a present and raised £1,313.75.

Mr Skeels, who turned 18 two days after his party, said: “I wanted to give something back to the ward for everything they did for my nan.”

He presented a cheque to Dr Margaret Daly and Shouldham Ward staff nurse Katherine Spoelma.

Dr Daly said: “It was a very generous thought and we are very appreciative and impressed.”