Happier times for 10-year-old George with his beloved Kangaroo.

A nationwide appeal has been launched to reunite a West Norfolk boy with his beloved toy.

Mum Gilda Fawkes, of West Bilney is trying to find her son George’s cuddly kangaroo, lost during a train journey to Bristol Royal Hospital for Children.

George, 10, who has Floating-Harbor syndrome, a rare genetic condition, is heartbroken his mum said.

An appeal has been posted on the hospital’s Facebook page this week which said: “George needs your help. On Friday November 16 his beloved kangaroo went missing during a train journey to visit us. 

“Please keep your eyes peeled, spread the word and help us reunite George and his little friend.”

George, a pupil at Ashwicken Primary School, and his mum travelled by train from King’s Lynn to London’s King’s Cross and then from Paddington to Bath Spa.

It was when they arrived at Bath Spa Ms Fawkes realised the toy, called kangaroo was missing. 

She said it took two hours for George to explain it had fallen underneath the seat on the last leg of the journey.

Ms Fawkes has contacted lost property at Temple Meads where the train terminated but has to wait while staff log the thousands of lost property items.

Kangaroo has faded boxing gloves and George’s name sewn on its back.

It has been a constant companion to George, who underwent an operation last month and is due to have another in the New Year.