A LITTLE boy from Barrow has set up his own campaign to collect Christmas presents for local kids who might not receive many gifts.

Last year Logan McIlroy touched the hearts of people in Barrow by launching his own Christmas foodbank appeal.

The nine-year-old Victoria Academy pupil wrote 100 letters to hand out to neighbouring homes asking for donations so he could make up as many foodbank boxes as possible.

He has decided to go one step further this year and find Christmas presents to give to youngsters who might not be as lucky as others.

Proud mum Rebecca said: "Last year whilst running a Christmas foodbank appeal he met a lovely lady called Nicola who told him about children and teenagers that do not have much at Christmas due to the financial strain on already struggling families.

"From this Logan decided that he would like to help as many children that he could, so with mine and Nicola's help and support the Furness Christmas Gift Appeal was started.

"The aim is to provide Christmas presents for children and teenagers in the Furness area who might not have presents to open otherwise.

"We're going to be working with local charities and agencies to reach the children that need them the most.

"We shall be looking at carrying out some fundraising as well as gift donations to get as many presents as we can.

"We are looking for teams, offices, shops or schools that can provide collections amongst their staff in their workplaces or a drop off point for members of the public to donate new toys.

"We've had such an amazing response already."

Mrs McIlroy has set up a Facebook page called Furness Christmas Gift Appeal to give updates on Logan's campaign.

Law firm Farrell Hayworth has donated stamps and envelopes to the appeal to allow Logan to write to local businesses.

Anyone who would like to help or make a donation can contact her via the page or call 07933 047877.